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July 30, 2005 12:23:09 AM

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Its going to be my Media drive for my Mdeia PC. Going to record
movies, shows ect to it. And store my Divx movies and Mp3s on for
playback purposes.

One thing it must be quiet. Speed is not realy a concideration as must
hard rives are more than fast enough for my needs as well. But it must
be quiet.


I was leaning towards a segate Model Number:ST3250823AS Capacity:250
GB Speed:7200 rpm Seek time:8 ms avg Interface:SATA 1.5Gb..

I was going to go a Hitachi 250 gig. But they cosr much more for some
reason. Ive got a 160 gig Hitachi as my main Hardidsk and i cant be
happier with it. Quiet and relliable.

Thanks for any help.


/PS Anyone who recomends a Maxtor at this time is a DODO. Not thats
anything wrong with Maxtor. But bad drives comes in cyles and now its
Maxtors turn i thin. Atleast from what ive been reading.

Thanks.
Anonymous
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July 30, 2005 12:23:10 AM

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No One Realy wrote:
> Its going to be my Media drive for my Mdeia PC. Going to record
> movies, shows ect to it. And store my Divx movies and Mp3s on for
> playback purposes.
>
> One thing it must be quiet. Speed is not realy a concideration as must
> hard rives are more than fast enough for my needs as well. But it must
> be quiet.
>
>
> I was leaning towards a segate Model Number:ST3250823AS Capacity:250
> GB Speed:7200 rpm Seek time:8 ms avg Interface:SATA 1.5Gb..

snip

I like the Seagate option - they are the only drives that I buy. I
believe that they are the only manufacturer still offering a 5 yr
warranty. I'm sick and tired of W-D and Maxtor 1 yr warranties. I
don't know much about Samsung.
Anonymous
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July 30, 2005 12:23:10 AM

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No One Realy <No one.com> wrote:

> Its going to be my Media drive for my Mdeia PC. Going to record
> movies, shows ect to it. And store my Divx movies and Mp3s on for
> playback purposes.
>
> One thing it must be quiet. Speed is not realy a concideration as must
> hard rives are more than fast enough for my needs as well. But it must
> be quiet.
>
>
> I was leaning towards a segate Model Number:ST3250823AS Capacity:250
> GB Speed:7200 rpm Seek time:8 ms avg Interface:SATA 1.5Gb..
>
> I was going to go a Hitachi 250 gig. But they cosr much more for some
> reason. Ive got a 160 gig Hitachi as my main Hardidsk and i cant be
> happier with it. Quiet and relliable.

A quick check of PriceGrabber shows a Barracuda 7200.8 for $110 and a
Deskstar T7K250 for $117. Not much of a difference. IME, the Deskstars
are quieter and faster.
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Anonymous
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July 30, 2005 12:28:16 AM

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No One Realy <No one.com> wrote

> Its going to be my Media drive for my Mdeia PC.
> Going to record movies, shows ect to it. And store
> my Divx movies and Mp3s on for playback purposes.

> One thing it must be quiet. Speed is not realy a
> concideration as must hard rives are more than fast
> enough for my needs as well. But it must be quiet.

Then the only option is a samsung.

> I was leaning towards a segate Model Number:ST3250823AS Capacity:250
> GB Speed:7200 rpm Seek time:8 ms avg Interface:SATA 1.5Gb..

Not as quiet as the samsung.

> I was going to go a Hitachi 250 gig. But they cosr much more
> for some reason. Ive got a 160 gig Hitachi as my main Hardidsk
> and i cant be happier with it. Quiet and relliable.

The samsung is quieter.

> /PS Anyone who recomends a Maxtor at this time is a DODO. Not
> thats anything wrong with Maxtor. But bad drives comes in cyles and
> now its Maxtors turn i thin. Atleast from what ive been reading.

WD is going thru a bad patch too.
Anonymous
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July 30, 2005 12:28:17 AM

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agree with rod - samsung



"Rod Speed" <rod_speed@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3kuem3F1040drU1@individual.net...
> No One Realy <No one.com> wrote
>
> > Its going to be my Media drive for my Mdeia PC.
> > Going to record movies, shows ect to it. And store
> > my Divx movies and Mp3s on for playback purposes.
>
> > One thing it must be quiet. Speed is not realy a
> > concideration as must hard rives are more than fast
> > enough for my needs as well. But it must be quiet.
>
> Then the only option is a samsung.
>
> > I was leaning towards a segate Model Number:ST3250823AS Capacity:250
> > GB Speed:7200 rpm Seek time:8 ms avg Interface:SATA 1.5Gb..
>
> Not as quiet as the samsung.
>
> > I was going to go a Hitachi 250 gig. But they cosr much more
> > for some reason. Ive got a 160 gig Hitachi as my main Hardidsk
> > and i cant be happier with it. Quiet and relliable.
>
> The samsung is quieter.
>
> > /PS Anyone who recomends a Maxtor at this time is a DODO. Not
> > thats anything wrong with Maxtor. But bad drives comes in cyles and
> > now its Maxtors turn i thin. Atleast from what ive been reading.
>
> WD is going thru a bad patch too.
>
>
Anonymous
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July 30, 2005 12:28:18 AM

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Hello.

Samsung SpinPoint P120
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article258-page3.html
http://geizhals.net/eu/a141466.html

"zjustice" <zeroREMOVEnews2@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> agree with rod - samsung
>
>
>> > One thing it must be quiet. Speed is not realy a
>> > concideration as must hard rives are more than fast
>> > enough for my needs as well. But it must be quiet.
>>
>> Then the only option is a samsung.
>>
Anonymous
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July 30, 2005 4:15:49 AM

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Previously No Spam <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:
> No One Realy wrote:
>> Its going to be my Media drive for my Mdeia PC. Going to record
>> movies, shows ect to it. And store my Divx movies and Mp3s on for
>> playback purposes.
>>
>> One thing it must be quiet. Speed is not realy a concideration as must
>> hard rives are more than fast enough for my needs as well. But it must
>> be quiet.
>>
>>
>> I was leaning towards a segate Model Number:ST3250823AS Capacity:250
>> GB Speed:7200 rpm Seek time:8 ms avg Interface:SATA 1.5Gb..

> snip

> I like the Seagate option - they are the only drives that I buy. I
> believe that they are the only manufacturer still offering a 5 yr
> warranty. I'm sick and tired of W-D and Maxtor 1 yr warranties. I
> don't know much about Samsung.

Actually it is 3 years for Samsung and the same for Maxtor with
>= 8MB cache and >= 120GB, _unless_ you buy the retail package.

I like both Seagate and Samsung. Maxtor was cheaper some years
ago and under good conditions (good cooling, not too much load)
they are reliable, but not too quiet.

Arno
Anonymous
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July 31, 2005 10:09:16 PM

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For some reason the Deskstars are more expensive arround my pc stores.


On Fri, 29 Jul 2005 15:39:33 GMT, neillmassello@earthlink.net (Neill
Massello) wrote:

>No One Realy <No one.com> wrote:
>
>> Its going to be my Media drive for my Mdeia PC. Going to record
>> movies, shows ect to it. And store my Divx movies and Mp3s on for
>> playback purposes.
>>
>> One thing it must be quiet. Speed is not realy a concideration as must
>> hard rives are more than fast enough for my needs as well. But it must
>> be quiet.
>>
>>
>> I was leaning towards a segate Model Number:ST3250823AS Capacity:250
>> GB Speed:7200 rpm Seek time:8 ms avg Interface:SATA 1.5Gb..
>>
>> I was going to go a Hitachi 250 gig. But they cosr much more for some
>> reason. Ive got a 160 gig Hitachi as my main Hardidsk and i cant be
>> happier with it. Quiet and relliable.
>
>A quick check of PriceGrabber shows a Barracuda 7200.8 for $110 and a
>Deskstar T7K250 for $117. Not much of a difference. IME, the Deskstars
>are quieter and faster.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
July 31, 2005 10:09:17 PM

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On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 18:09:16 +1000, No One Realy <No one.com> wrote:

>For some reason the Deskstars are more expensive arround my pc stores.
>
>>A quick check of PriceGrabber shows a Barracuda 7200.8 for $110 and a
>>Deskstar T7K250 for $117. Not much of a difference. IME, the Deskstars
>>are quieter and faster.

I suspect many here would not be likely to trust Deskstars again after the
75GXP debacle.

--
Michael Cecil
http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/
http://home.comcast.net/~safehex/
Anonymous
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July 31, 2005 10:09:18 PM

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Michael Cecil wrote:

> On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 18:09:16 +1000, No One Realy <No one.com> wrote:
>
>>For some reason the Deskstars are more expensive arround my pc stores.
>>
>>>A quick check of PriceGrabber shows a Barracuda 7200.8 for $110 and a
>>>Deskstar T7K250 for $117. Not much of a difference. IME, the Deskstars
>>>are quieter and faster.
>
> I suspect many here would not be likely to trust Deskstars again after the
> 75GXP debacle.

The inexperienced perhaps. _Every_ drive manufacturer has produced the
occasional bad design. If you let that turn you off of a disk manufacturer
permanently then it's not going to be long before you are forced to stop
using disks due to lack of an acceptable manufacturer.

--
--John
to email, dial "usenet" and validate
(was jclarke at eye bee em dot net)
Anonymous
a b G Storage
July 31, 2005 10:09:19 PM

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"J. Clarke" wrote:
>
> Michael Cecil wrote:
>
> > On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 18:09:16 +1000, No One Realy <No one.com> wrote:
> >
> >>For some reason the Deskstars are more expensive arround my pc stores.
> >>
> >>>A quick check of PriceGrabber shows a Barracuda 7200.8 for $110 and a
> >>>Deskstar T7K250 for $117. Not much of a difference. IME, the Deskstars
> >>>are quieter and faster.
> >
> > I suspect many here would not be likely to trust Deskstars again after the
> > 75GXP debacle.
>
> The inexperienced perhaps. _Every_ drive manufacturer has produced the
> occasional bad design. If you let that turn you off of a disk manufacturer
> permanently then it's not going to be long before you are forced to stop
> using disks due to lack of an acceptable manufacturer.
>

I have to say I am not getting in any new Hitachi drives in for recovery
whatsoever.

Because of this, and my need for high capacity storage for one of my
recovery systems, I am even considering purchasing a few of the 500GB
SATA 2 Hitachis. Never thought I would see that happen - but it would
seem Hitachi are now producing quality again. Fingers crossed.

I am, however, still getting *lots* of Maxtor drives - even nearly-new
ones.


Odie
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