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Riptide
02-09-07, 03:53 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148138

Is this a good drive? Seems like a good deal for the $.

J-Mag
02-09-07, 04:02 PM
If it is going to be an OS/app drive thats is an excellent choice. However, if it is an additional data drive there are cheaper alternatives:

http://shop1.outpost.com/%7BFMlkn6YVCdGvJy7KJBGQZpnT8pMzpGb9yGCp1C2j4GY6JRL MX6jX!-366920358!-518866614!1171039652793%7D/product/5119766

Riptide
02-09-07, 04:09 PM
Thanks I'm just not real fond of Maxtor after seeing tons of Diamondmax 8 failures at work.

Absolution
02-09-07, 04:33 PM
thats a pretty good one, though, i'd get the 320GB one. i think its got 1 less platter and is a little faster or something from what i've seen/heard

and my maxtor db10 has been running strong for almost two years now :)

J-Mag
02-09-07, 04:36 PM
Thanks I'm just not real fond of Maxtor after seeing tons of Diamondmax 8 failures at work.

Maxtor and Seagate are one in the same now though... Some Seagate drives are being manufactured at Maxtor plants.

Riptide
02-09-07, 04:41 PM
Makes me tempted to just go with a western digital instead. Hmm.

We've had a lot of issues w/maxtor drives in the dell optiplex gx260s here at work.

J-Mag
02-09-07, 04:58 PM
Makes me tempted to just go with a western digital instead. Hmm.

We've had a lot of issues w/maxtor drives in the dell optiplex gx260s here at work.

I wouldn't base your assumption of hardware quality off of the OEM stuff Dell gets if I were you. That being said, I have had more maxtor drives die than anything else too.

Riptide
02-09-07, 05:11 PM
Since most drives I get are OEM...

Anyhow this one seems alright.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144423

J-Mag
02-09-07, 05:13 PM
Since most drives I get are OEM...


Well I meant that the OEM line dell gets is often different than OEM you buy personally at Fry's or wherever.

BTW, the Seagate 7200.10 will be faster than both the other drives we listed.

nekrosoft13
02-09-07, 05:44 PM
get the 320GB 7200.10 seagate its faster then 400gb verion

SH0DAN
02-09-07, 08:18 PM
I would go with this,if you want a large drive and speed,as well as good reliability.I use it for music and vids.Look at the reviews on Storage Review.

http://www.pccyber.com/scrItem.asp?product_subtypes_id=100&product_types_id=9&product_id=9643



Since you are in the US

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136032

Bearclaw
02-09-07, 08:56 PM
Thanks I'm just not real fond of Maxtor after seeing tons of Diamondmax 8 failures at work.
QFT. I am using maxtors now and I don't like the. I really should get a seagate before they fail on me.

nekrosoft13
02-09-07, 10:20 PM
I would go with this,if you want a large drive and speed,as well as good reliability.I use it for music and vids.Look at the reviews on Storage Review.

http://www.pccyber.com/scrItem.asp?product_subtypes_id=100&product_types_id=9&product_id=9643



Since you are in the US

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136032

slow,

get seagate 7200.10 series, much better

DiscipleDOC
02-09-07, 10:22 PM
Since most drives I get are OEM...

Anyhow this one seems alright.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144423
I would go with a Western Digital or even a Maxtor before I go Seagate any day of the week. I've had these maxtors going since last year and I've never had one problem out of them.

Bman212121
02-10-07, 12:05 AM
Makes me tempted to just go with a western digital instead. Hmm.

We've had a lot of issues w/maxtor drives in the dell optiplex gx260s here at work.

Must have been a bad batch in that set. We only had 3 GX260's, so I can't really speak for them. I've replaced far more WD's at work, and at home, and have replaced maybe a couple maxtors, and that was only at work. We had a ton of GX240's, and those came with WD's.

It's really funny how it works, since I would swear by maxtor, and swear at WD's. :)

Bearclaw
02-10-07, 01:17 AM
I would go with a Western Digital or even a Maxtor before I go Seagate any day of the week. I've had these maxtors going since last year and I've never had one problem out of them.
It's not that I have had problems, but they are really loud. Not 24/7 loudness but loud clicking noises randomly and they have always had it. Not a problem persay but it's annoying.

SH0DAN
02-10-07, 11:49 AM
slow,

get seagate 7200.10 series, much better


Actually its faster,check the benchmarks at Storage Review,and Anandtech.But I dont think riptide wants to spend that much,or get a drive that big.


http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/seagate-barra-720010_16.html

http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200607/500_1.html

stncttr908
02-10-07, 12:06 PM
I love my 320GB 7200.10 Seagates in RAID 0.

SH0DAN
02-10-07, 12:11 PM
This is the review I was thinking of,both are fast though,but the WD edges it out.

http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200611/ST3750640NS_1.html

Riptide
02-10-07, 01:00 PM
I thought about it but the extra 100GB isn't quite worth the increase in cost to me.

So anyhow I just settled on the WD. ZZ had a good price and it's going to be strictly for storage of HDTV content. I have a 150GB Raptor for my OS/software disc. Where I really need the speed. :)

DiscipleDOC
02-10-07, 03:22 PM
I thought about it but the extra 100GB isn't quite worth the increase in cost to me.

So anyhow I just settled on the WD. ZZ had a good price and it's going to be strictly for storage of HDTV content. I have a 150GB Raptor for my OS/software disc. Where I really need the speed. :)
I just bought a 320 GB WD drive from new egg for 89 bucks:thumbsup:...that's a good deal....best buy have them for $112. :thumbdwn: