Which 80 GB/8meg cache drive to get...

Looking at the Maxtor and Western Digital 80 GB drives with 8 meg of cache. Has anyone had experience with either drive?

Thanks in advance.

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Cane1992 on 02/12/03 10:35 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. They don't make them that small. You'll have to get at least 40GB. I haven't owned a hard drive that small since 1986 though so it might be time for you to consider a larger drive. Operating systems today take up more space.

    I have the Western Digital 120GB with 8MB of cache and I really like it. I recommend it.

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  2. I have 2 of these disks running on a winxppro box.
    They are running fine.
    I can't tell you the diffence to other disks because i also upgraded the mainboard to PIV instead of PIII with a 40Gb.
    Good luck
  3. I think you mean "80GB". Western Digital offers a 3 years warranty while Maxtor only has one year. But I just bought my 80GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 two days ago because it's a ATA133. Though this feature is apparently useless but I really like to fully utilise my A7N8X Deluxe feature. Originally I want to buy the SATA version but no one got this in stock :(

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  4. not 80 MB.

    My bad.
  5. Yes. I have a 800JB as my primary drive. Its very fast and gets quite a hammering with divx encoding. Not a single problem so far (6 months old approx)

    nice and quiet seek noises too.

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