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$73 WD HDD with 8MB cache

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February 6, 2004 4:49:48 PM

These seem to be failing for some people... it this a good drive... can it be beat for $73.00 at newegg...

Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD800JB, OEM Drive Only


- Specifications -

Capacity: 80GB
Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Buffer: 8MB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
Features: High-performance with 8MB Buffer
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 year
Remark: OEM Drive Only

Model#: WD800JB
Item#: N82E16822144122


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February 6, 2004 10:48:43 PM

I have not heard or read about any problems with the WD JB series hard drives.


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February 7, 2004 1:32:40 AM

Me either and I have 2 of them. Three if you include my brother's drive as well.

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February 7, 2004 1:37:38 AM

I am building it for a friend... it sounds good enough for me... every product has some bad apples... it is always a lottery...

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Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.</b></font color=red>
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February 7, 2004 3:36:58 PM

I don't know about the 80 gig drive but I am on my third WD 120JB drive in less than seven months and it doesn't make any difference what it cost if it keeps failing. WD has been very good about replaceing them and quickly.
February 7, 2004 10:14:38 PM

There is no large difference in failure rates between the current leading manufacturers. The only series of drives that really did have a failure rate problem was the old Deskstar 75s from IBM.

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February 8, 2004 5:37:28 AM

I was cautious at first. After all they hype about the IBM deskstars I bought one only to have it die after 4 months. All of us hyped up that drive and then all those drives died miserable deaths.

With these new JB's though most of us have had them for a year or so at this point. I'm very happy with mine and am comfortable recommending them.

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