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which is the best 120 Gigs P-ATA drive

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medhunter

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Hi , every body.My first post in this forum. :rolleyes:
hey experts ; I want ur help
wanna buy P-ATA IDE hard disk which one 2 choose? :)
the most available here (not buying via Internet) are
Maxtor diamond plus 9 7200 RPM
W.D Caviar 7200 RPM
Seagate Paracoda 7200 RPM
they r almost the same price (2-3% difference)
which one to choose ?
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I've WD 8mb cache 7200 rpm 120gb hdd.. its working pretty good.
i'd have bought seagate, but it was more expensive at that time..

if u can get a s-ata 10000 rpm :))



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go the wd caviar se.
great cost per gigabyte and runs good.
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The WDs Caviars are very good, got 2 of them here :)

Go for the SATA WD Raptor 74gb if you can

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thx ,guys
I wanna state that a 8 mb cache is really expensive for me @ this time
so I will stick to 2mb cache disks
well nobody tried Maxtor b4?
well I did ; it was fine but didn't try W.D or Paracoda myself for enough time
so now what I got is:at least practically W.D takes the lead.
well any other commens?
& plz specify ur experience with them after comparing theoritically coz @ my level (I am not a harware guy)I noticed almost no significant differnces between them theoritically according to their specifications on the site.
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hey there are lots of webpages that tecnically compare them
tom's hardware, chip magazine, pc world magazine
i'm sure they've some sort of statistics..

@aaron
hey if u haven't got your raptor's yet look at this page
http://wdraptorpromo.wdc.com/

they've mail-in rebate $20 for 74gb

Edited by XtremeMaC, 19 April 2004 - 06:31 AM.




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Rebates? I'm not in the USA :)

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Rebates? I'm not in the USA :D

:rolleyes: not there but I wish 2 be there :)


I had WD - HDD 120 GB - 8 MB cach , but it stoped ( dead) . I use it only 6 monthes , I lost about 100 gb Applications + flims +many cool things...

120 gb = 114 Gb ( HAAA) :D
you can use only 114 GB from this HDD > (Formated Data)

using other brand can earn 2 gb more

I am useing Now Maxtor , working better .

but as XtremeMaC and AaronXP said Go for the SATA WD Raptor 74gb if you can . 10000 RPM

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I used to work in a computer store. I tried most of those hdds. I think I will go with WDC or seagate.




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