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June 27, 2005 7:26:59 PM

Which brand is the better drive--Maxtor-Seagate-Hitachi or Western Digital.
I want to add another drive (200-300 GB) but which one. Also Serial or ATA?

Help UNDUMB me.

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June 27, 2005 7:40:12 PM

I would go SATA if you have onboard controller.
Then choose the drive that is the best price/warranty combination, since all companies mentioned are good.

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June 27, 2005 7:53:37 PM

And to make it more confusing: Samsung makes good drives too.

I primarily buy Seagate, but that doesn't mean I won't buy the others.

Mike.

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June 27, 2005 7:55:49 PM

If your a Star Wars fan, you have to get a DeathStar drive by IBM!!!
Magnificent drive designed beyond its years, except for a little flaw that causes total destruction! :) 

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June 27, 2005 8:32:17 PM

If you want the HD for the system and your mobo doesn't have native SATA, then I recommend ATA just to prevent the headaches of loading the drivers everytime you install windows.
I don't like Hitachi (but that's just me) but the other 3 are good IMO.
I'd get the biggest HD that costs you 50 cents of less per Gigabyte.

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