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Old 04-19-05, 11:24 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Nice "Latest HDD" roundup


http://www.hardcoreware.net/reviews/review-277-1.htm
^^^ A nice article comparing the latest and greatest from Seagate, Maxtor, Hitachi, and (of course) Western Digital.
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Old 04-19-05, 01:07 PM   #2
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Interesting... *pets my precious little raptors*
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Old 04-19-05, 03:18 PM   #3
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Would be nice to see a RAID comparison also but thanks for the link!
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Old 04-19-05, 06:15 PM   #4
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Looks good. It's weird that they gave Seagate the highest percentage grade, and they say it's the worst in all the benchmarks.

I'm wondering - do OEM hard drives come with the SATA cables?
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Old 04-19-05, 06:23 PM Thread Starter   #5
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I'm wondering - do OEM hard drives come with the SATA cables?
Almost never
(I only say almost because if I say never, there would be that one person out there who somehow managed to get a SATA cable with an OEM drive and prove me wrong )

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Old 04-19-05, 08:31 PM   #6
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yup, still like raptors..

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Old 04-20-05, 01:38 AM   #7
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I've not been impressed with my Hitachi 7K250. It's taken me weeks of trial-and-error testing to get my pc running stably with the drive. Turned out that the drive just doesn't like the SATA drivers provided by NVidia for my Lanparty NF3. Switched to windows default dual-channel IDE drivers and all is well.

Still, I wouldn't recommend it - it's definitely noisier than I expected.

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Old 04-20-05, 08:54 AM Thread Starter   #8
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I've not been impressed with my Hitachi 7K250. It's taken me weeks of trial-and-error testing to get my pc running stably with the drive. Turned out that the drive just doesn't like the SATA drivers provided by NVidia for my Lanparty NF3. Switched to windows default dual-channel IDE drivers and all is well.

Still, I wouldn't recommend it - it's definitely noisier than I expected.

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Thanks for the feedback Binny!

Anyone try one of the new 7200.8 Seagate drives with NCQ?

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Thanks for the feedback Binny!

Anyone try one of the new 7200.8 Seagate drives with NCQ?
Yep, and I even have a raptor to compare it with. The Raptor of course smokes the seagate, but the seagate isn't that bad. I would reccomend it for monster file store, but not as the primary drive for a gaming system.

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Yep, and I even have a raptor to compare it with. The Raptor of course smokes the seagate, but the seagate isn't that bad. I would reccomend it for monster file store, but not as the primary drive for a gaming system.
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I have a Seagate 7200.8 drive with NCQ. Its a decent drive. Main reason i purchased it was because of the warranty though.

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heh i want a SATA II raptor...i mean i want them to make one lol.

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Old 06-05-05, 11:43 AM   #15
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I have a Seagate 7200.8 drive with NCQ. Its a decent drive. Main reason i purchased it was because of the warranty though.
"decent"?
What are you trying to say? ...that those new 7200.8 drives are not that good as one would of thought?
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"decent"?
What are you trying to say? ...that those new 7200.8 drives are not that good as one would of thought?

I came from a 7200 rpm 120GB IDE Maxtor drive with 2MB of cache. Its of course better, but i can't compare it to any other 8mb SATA drive because i've never owned any.

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Strange...I expected the Diamondmax 10 to perform a lot better, given all the hoopla I've been hearing about it. Mine seems to perform very well, and I certainly am glad that it has a 3 year warranty after my last two Maxtors died within a month of each other.
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Old 06-07-05, 01:05 AM   #18
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I think I made a good purchase with my 36GB Raptor from NewEgg last night
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Old 06-07-05, 04:39 PM   #19
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