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Burnt_Ram
05-06-07, 09:26 AM
hey all,

i have a IDE 7200 rpm Maxtor, and want to add another drive. will a SATA play nice with a IDE drive? or what would yall suggest i get? i'll be installing 32bit Vista on the new drive.

Rytr
05-06-07, 09:55 AM
I would definitely suggest a SATA drive. If you get a Maxtor get one with a 16 MB cache. If brand does not matter get a WD Raptor.

stncttr908
05-06-07, 09:56 AM
They'll get along fine.

What capacity are you looking for? Seagate's 7200.10 series are very fast and affordable. The 320GB models are < $100 and the 500GB have fallen below $130. They also come with a 5 year warranty.

lightman
05-06-07, 10:01 AM
You can't go wrong with either WD and Seagate. I prefer the first as of lately, but both are really good and fast. Get a model with 16MB of cache, though.

Burnt_Ram
05-06-07, 11:18 AM
thx for the replies. i think i want atleast 200-250 GB. should be enough? and will i see a significant speed increase going from 7200 rpm IDE to SATA?

ASUSEN7900GTX
05-06-07, 11:21 AM
i am sorry to burrow trheis thread a little but i have some issues with my system disc

first of can a Sata 1 disc deacrese the total performance when combined with stat 2 discs on sata 2 controllers

two in HDtune i get three red squares wich indicate something is not right wich ive known for a while but has ow gone really bad

windows misses some files how that happened i do not know.

my game performance is crap

so if i partition a HDD and i use one part for the system the other to install games if this disc now gets wierd can it affect the all around performance in games benchies and so on byt his i mean if it also affects that the fact is the gemas are on this falulty disc?

sorry to burrow this thread


on topic

yeaj go for a good sata disc i have three samsungs one is about top go bananas, the other two seem to work fine.

problay gonna buy me a WD or a dsic with 16mb cache to replace the Sp1614c

Burnt_Ram
05-06-07, 11:22 AM
any of these worth buying?

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?majorcatid=103&minorcatid=109

feel free to suggest others on this site. i'm thinking i dont want to spend more than 150.00 CDN :cool:

Burnt_Ram
05-06-07, 11:46 AM
i'm liking the price of this one. is it any good? i looked at Raptor's but they're too expensive.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18409&vpn=ST3320620AS&manufacture=Seagate

Madpistol
05-06-07, 02:03 PM
I don't know if you don't like newegg or something, but their prices crush NCIX by quite a bit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

500GB SATA2 Western Digital for $130. It's really hard to beat that.

CaptNKILL
05-06-07, 02:23 PM
I'd go with the seagate 7200.10, I have 2 of them myself.

But newegg's prices are far far better. Unless you're in Canada, go with newegg.

Rytr
05-06-07, 02:33 PM
any of these worth buying?

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?majorcatid=103&minorcatid=109

feel free to suggest others on this site. i'm thinking i dont want to spend more than 150.00 CDN :cool:

Any of those should work fine...just stay with the 16MB cache of what ever size you want or prefer. One's with 8MB cache would be OK for backup but for your main drive stay with the 16's.

DMx
05-06-07, 03:32 PM
I wouldn't go with Maxtor, throughout the years I have heard bad things about them. My current drives are in my sig.

The 80 GB WDCs have lasted a long time and are still running strong and the 7200.10s have superb performance for their price. Two of them in RAID 0 can out-perform a single WD Raptor.

buffbiff21
05-06-07, 03:53 PM
I wouldn't go with Maxtor, throughout the years I have heard bad things about them. My current drives are in my sig.

But have you actually had one?

I can vouge for Seagate because I have had one for 6+ years. I've also had a Maxtor for 3 years that has seen extensive 24/7 use.

My Seagate 320gb 7200.10 is dead silent and is about 90 bucks. (seeing you're in canada, it may be more)

Burnt_Ram
05-06-07, 04:00 PM
i am in Canada. do you guys not know where "British Columbia" is? maybe i should have added "Canada" to my location ;) so unfortunately newegg is out of the question. i guess i'll buy that Seagate for 109.00. thanks for all your help :)

ASUSEN7900GTX
05-06-07, 04:50 PM
well i am thinking of an extern HDD and use one of me two 250gb disks as a system game apllication disk the other for backup

since i am to throw away my smaller disc
i used the latest samsung diagnostic toll got alot of ECC error and media detect erro

what are these errors?

einstein_314
05-06-07, 05:54 PM
i am in Canada. do you guys not know where "British Columbia" is? maybe i should have added "Canada" to my location ;) so unfortunately newegg is out of the question. i guess i'll buy that Seagate for 109.00. thanks for all your help :)
Hello fellow british columbian!

Check out the sale at NCIX. The 320GB 7200.10 seagate has been on sale for months....http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18409&vpn=ST3320620AS&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1030. It's $92.98 right now on sale.

Burnt_Ram
05-06-07, 05:58 PM
Hello fellow british columbian!

Check out the sale at NCIX. The 320GB 7200.10 seagate has been on sale for months....http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18409&vpn=ST3320620AS&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1030. It's $92.98 right now on sale.done deal! thx for the head's up ...

Rytr
05-06-07, 09:24 PM
well i am thinking of an extern HDD and use one of me two 250gb disks as a system game apllication disk the other for backup

since i am to throw away my smaller disc
i used the latest samsung diagnostic toll got alot of ECC error and media detect erro

what are these errors?

Hard to say without knowing exactly what you are referring to. But if you are using the mfg's diagnostic program to check the disc for errors it is probably finding some bad sectors on the drive which it may be able to repair by isolating. May be OK and not give you any trouble or may be just an indication of things to come. If it comes up with very many errors I would just replace the drive instead of worrying with it.

ViN86
05-06-07, 10:31 PM
heres things to go for. (i prefer WD drives btw, some do not. it's all a matter of preference)

SATA
16MB Cache
Raptor (150) if you can afford it

:D

buffbiff21
05-06-07, 11:30 PM
i am in Canada. do you guys not know where "British Columbia" is? maybe i should have added "Canada" to my location ;)
eh hem:

(seeing you're in canada, it may be more)


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stncttr908
05-07-07, 01:47 AM
i am in Canada. do you guys not know where "British Columbia" is? maybe i should have added "Canada" to my location ;) so unfortunately newegg is out of the question. i guess i'll buy that Seagate for 109.00. thanks for all your help :)
Honestly, no one reads that ****. :D

crainger
05-07-07, 03:45 AM
Honestly, no one reads that ****. :D

I know your location :wonder:

nekrosoft13
05-07-07, 07:49 AM
i have maxtors, seagates, WD, and Hitachi

on my list
number 1 is seagate (great drives, fast, good warranty(5yr), never had to use their service)
number 2 is hitachi (great drives, fast, good warranty(3yr), also never had to use their service)
number 3 is WD (only the latest drives been getting good, fast, good warranty(3yr), replaces 1 drive thru service, was a bit of efford, fist they didn't want to replace it)
number 4 is Maxtor (decent drives, a bit older tech, slower then Seagate, Hitachi, ok warranty 1yr retail, 3 yr oem, good service, replaced 3 drives with no issue)

only about 7200rpm drives

ASUSEN7900GTX
05-07-07, 09:01 AM
well sorry to bother agian

does tehse mean anything else than that the disk is broken

ECC error\
Ecc error-

and so on?

Bearclaw
05-07-07, 10:06 AM
They'll get along fine.

What capacity are you looking for? Seagate's 7200.10 series are very fast and affordable. The 320GB models are < $100 and the 500GB have fallen below $130. They also come with a 5 year warranty.
QFT. Very nie hard drives there. The 320GB model is 79.99 at newegg and I am not sure how much the 500GB is but it is cheap as well. :)