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August 12, 2004 2:09:29 PM

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The Maxtor hard drive on my 3 year old P4 Dimesion has packed up. Anyone
have an opinion on hard drive replacement?

This one took my eye:

>>>>>
120GB 7200 IDE HDD

This 120Gb high speed ATA 100 IDE hard drive is compatible with ATA-66 and
ATA-33 controllers and offers high speed hard drive access. Ideal for PC
users who work with large files such as video or MP3 processing. In Windows
PCs a faster hard drive can not only improve the time taken to boot up but
also improve the speed of any virtual memory your system is using too.

· High 7200rpm spin speed
· Ideal for video editing
· Wide range of capacities available
· Available in capacities from 40GB to 120GB
· High speed ATA-100 interface
<<<<<

Will this do and is this a good make?

Also if I buy two of these which is the best way of using one for backup?

TIA

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August 12, 2004 2:09:30 PM

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The folks at Anand Tech liked this one

Recommendation: Seagate 120GB 7200RPM (8MB cache) ATA
Price: $85 shipped

This is from their mid-range buyers guide, click
http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=2122&p=7

They also have a high end buyers guide if you are looking for
something faster or with more storage space.

With regard to buying 2 hard drives and using 1 to backup the other, I
had a friend do that and he set up the second drive to mirror the
first one. He says that works well, but I don't know how to set that
up.

Daniel
August 12, 2004 2:39:52 PM

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"Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
news:2o0qdtF5dhe2U1@uni-berlin.de...
> The Maxtor hard drive on my 3 year old P4 Dimesion has packed up. Anyone
> have an opinion on hard drive replacement?
>
> This one took my eye:
>
> >>>>>
> 120GB 7200 IDE HDD
>
> This 120Gb high speed ATA 100 IDE hard drive is compatible with ATA-66 and
> ATA-33 controllers and offers high speed hard drive access. Ideal for PC
> users who work with large files such as video or MP3 processing. In
Windows
> PCs a faster hard drive can not only improve the time taken to boot up but
> also improve the speed of any virtual memory your system is using too.
>
> · High 7200rpm spin speed
> · Ideal for video editing
> · Wide range of capacities available
> · Available in capacities from 40GB to 120GB
> · High speed ATA-100 interface
> <<<<<
>
> Will this do and is this a good make?
>
> Also if I buy two of these which is the best way of using one for backup?
>
> TIA

Sorry, the make is: Hitachi - PN : 07N9214
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Anonymous
August 12, 2004 2:39:53 PM

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"Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
news:2o0s6sF5ni4qU1@uni-berlin.de...
>
> "Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
> news:2o0qdtF5dhe2U1@uni-berlin.de...
>> The Maxtor hard drive on my 3 year old P4 Dimesion has packed up. Anyone
>> have an opinion on hard drive replacement?
>>
>> This one took my eye:
>>
>> >>>>>
>> 120GB 7200 IDE HDD
>>
>> This 120Gb high speed ATA 100 IDE hard drive is compatible with ATA-66
>> and
>> ATA-33 controllers and offers high speed hard drive access. Ideal for PC
>> users who work with large files such as video or MP3 processing. In
> Windows
>> PCs a faster hard drive can not only improve the time taken to boot up
>> but
>> also improve the speed of any virtual memory your system is using too.
>>
>> · High 7200rpm spin speed
>> · Ideal for video editing
>> · Wide range of capacities available
>> · Available in capacities from 40GB to 120GB
>> · High speed ATA-100 interface
>> <<<<<
>>
>> Will this do and is this a good make?
>>
>> Also if I buy two of these which is the best way of using one for backup?
>>
>> TIA
>
> Sorry, the make is: Hitachi - PN : 07N9214
>
>


If I may respectfully say so, shop prices and see if you can pick up a
Seagate instead, mainly due reliability concerns.

WD would be my second choice, and Maxtor third.


Stew
Anonymous
August 12, 2004 3:49:06 PM

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Hitachi bought out IBM's hard drive unit. I have an Hitachi SATA hard drive
and I like it. It is highly rated.

Here is a review:
http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200310/20031007HD...


"Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
news:2o0qdtF5dhe2U1@uni-berlin.de...
> The Maxtor hard drive on my 3 year old P4 Dimesion has packed up. Anyone
> have an opinion on hard drive replacement?
>
> This one took my eye:
>
>>>>>>
> 120GB 7200 IDE HDD
>
> This 120Gb high speed ATA 100 IDE hard drive is compatible with ATA-66 and
> ATA-33 controllers and offers high speed hard drive access. Ideal for PC
> users who work with large files such as video or MP3 processing. In
> Windows
> PCs a faster hard drive can not only improve the time taken to boot up but
> also improve the speed of any virtual memory your system is using too.
>
> · High 7200rpm spin speed
> · Ideal for video editing
> · Wide range of capacities available
> · Available in capacities from 40GB to 120GB
> · High speed ATA-100 interface
> <<<<<
>
> Will this do and is this a good make?
>
> Also if I buy two of these which is the best way of using one for backup?
>
> TIA
>
>
>
August 12, 2004 7:16:01 PM

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"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hitachi bought out IBM's hard drive unit. I have an Hitachi SATA hard
drive
> and I like it. It is highly rated.
>
> Here is a review:
>
http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200310/20031007HD...

Anyone have any opinions on Samsung hard drives?
Anonymous
August 12, 2004 9:52:31 PM

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I'm not in love with Samsung drives, having had some terrible experiences with
them in the past. Samsung also owns Maxtor, which also includes the Quantum
brand. No telling what the long-term quality of any of these brands will be.
But, then, every drive manufacturer is building them cheaper and cheaper and
faster and faster... Ben Myers

On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 15:16:01 +0100, "Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote:

>
>"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:SOISc.5384$9R7.3753@newssvr24.news.prodigy.com...
>
>> Hitachi bought out IBM's hard drive unit. I have an Hitachi SATA hard
>drive
>> and I like it. It is highly rated.
>>
>> Here is a review:
>>
>http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200310/20031007HD...
>
>Anyone have any opinions on Samsung hard drives?
>
>
Anonymous
August 13, 2004 1:49:39 AM

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Where did you see the Samsung connection to Maxtor?

Hyundai Electronics bought majority ownership of Maxtor when it was ailing -
but then spun the company off again before Maxtor bought Quantum.

It is true that Maxtor has had reliability problems of late - they lost a
major contract with Dell, which significantly hurt their bottom line and has
forced them to requalify as a Dell supplier - but it is not part of Samsung.

As for Samsung's own drives, they're quite good now - and well supported
with a 3-year warranty (beaten only by Seagate's new 5-year warranty on all
drives).

I'd look at Seagate and WD first, though Samsung is a good choice as well -
and Hitachi, which seems to have redeemed some of the lost luster of IBM.
I'd rank Maxtor a distant choice in reliabilty for the moment, though of
course that can change.






<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:411bae04.8349802@news.charter.net...
> I'm not in love with Samsung drives, having had some terrible experiences
with
> them in the past. Samsung also owns Maxtor, which also includes the
Quantum
> brand. No telling what the long-term quality of any of these brands will
be.
> But, then, every drive manufacturer is building them cheaper and cheaper
and
> faster and faster... Ben Myers
Anonymous
August 13, 2004 2:38:31 AM

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FWIW: I had to replace two different Western Digital drives under warranty -
one of them was replaced twice. With one of the drives I wasn't even sure if
there was a problem, but Western Digital's attitude appears to be "Here's
your RMA, goodbye."

Finally I got fed up and bought a Seagate drive. It's rock solid reliable
and virtually silent. It's a Lexus.

Ted Zieglar
formerly "Rocket J. Squirrel"

"Edward J. Neth" <ejn63@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:2o2kpaF617n9U1@uni-berlin.de...
> Where did you see the Samsung connection to Maxtor?
>
> Hyundai Electronics bought majority ownership of Maxtor when it was
ailing -
> but then spun the company off again before Maxtor bought Quantum.
>
> It is true that Maxtor has had reliability problems of late - they lost a
> major contract with Dell, which significantly hurt their bottom line and
has
> forced them to requalify as a Dell supplier - but it is not part of
Samsung.
>
> As for Samsung's own drives, they're quite good now - and well supported
> with a 3-year warranty (beaten only by Seagate's new 5-year warranty on
all
> drives).
>
> I'd look at Seagate and WD first, though Samsung is a good choice as
well -
> and Hitachi, which seems to have redeemed some of the lost luster of IBM.
> I'd rank Maxtor a distant choice in reliabilty for the moment, though of
> course that can change.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
> news:411bae04.8349802@news.charter.net...
> > I'm not in love with Samsung drives, having had some terrible
experiences
> with
> > them in the past. Samsung also owns Maxtor, which also includes the
> Quantum
> > brand. No telling what the long-term quality of any of these brands
will
> be.
> > But, then, every drive manufacturer is building them cheaper and cheaper
> and
> > faster and faster... Ben Myers
>
>
August 13, 2004 4:18:06 PM

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"S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
> news:2o0s6sF5ni4qU1@uni-berlin.de...
> >
> > "Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
> > news:2o0qdtF5dhe2U1@uni-berlin.de...
> >> The Maxtor hard drive on my 3 year old P4 Dimesion has packed up.
Anyone
> >> have an opinion on hard drive replacement?
> >>
> >> This one took my eye:
> >>
> >> >>>>>
> >> 120GB 7200 IDE HDD
> >>
> >> This 120Gb high speed ATA 100 IDE hard drive is compatible with ATA-66
> >> and
> >> ATA-33 controllers and offers high speed hard drive access. Ideal for
PC
> >> users who work with large files such as video or MP3 processing. In
> > Windows
> >> PCs a faster hard drive can not only improve the time taken to boot up
> >> but
> >> also improve the speed of any virtual memory your system is using too.
> >>
> >> · High 7200rpm spin speed
> >> · Ideal for video editing
> >> · Wide range of capacities available
> >> · Available in capacities from 40GB to 120GB
> >> · High speed ATA-100 interface
> >> <<<<<
> >>
> >> Will this do and is this a good make?
> >>
> >> Also if I buy two of these which is the best way of using one for
backup?
> >>
> >> TIA
> >
> > Sorry, the make is: Hitachi - PN : 07N9214
>
> If I may respectfully say so, shop prices and see if you can pick up a
> Seagate instead, mainly due reliability concerns.
>
> WD would be my second choice, and Maxtor third.

I have replaced three Maxtor's in three years in machine about 2.5 - 3 years
old. I'll give them a miss. As it has been mentioned, Dell dropped them
because they were so bad.
Anonymous
August 14, 2004 1:23:16 AM

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"Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:kMHSc.13$Ji.7@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
>>
>> "Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
>> news:2o0s6sF5ni4qU1@uni-berlin.de...
>> >
>> > "Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
>> > news:2o0qdtF5dhe2U1@uni-berlin.de...
>> >> The Maxtor hard drive on my 3 year old P4 Dimesion has packed up.
> Anyone
>> >> have an opinion on hard drive replacement?
>> >>
>> >> This one took my eye:
>> >>
>> >> >>>>>
>> >> 120GB 7200 IDE HDD
>> >>
>> >> This 120Gb high speed ATA 100 IDE hard drive is compatible with ATA-66
>> >> and
>> >> ATA-33 controllers and offers high speed hard drive access. Ideal for
> PC
>> >> users who work with large files such as video or MP3 processing. In
>> > Windows
>> >> PCs a faster hard drive can not only improve the time taken to boot up
>> >> but
>> >> also improve the speed of any virtual memory your system is using too.
>> >>
>> >> · High 7200rpm spin speed
>> >> · Ideal for video editing
>> >> · Wide range of capacities available
>> >> · Available in capacities from 40GB to 120GB
>> >> · High speed ATA-100 interface
>> >> <<<<<
>> >>
>> >> Will this do and is this a good make?
>> >>
>> >> Also if I buy two of these which is the best way of using one for
> backup?
>> >>
>> >> TIA
>> >
>> > Sorry, the make is: Hitachi - PN : 07N9214
>>
>> If I may respectfully say so, shop prices and see if you can pick up a
>> Seagate instead, mainly due reliability concerns.
>>
>> WD would be my second choice, and Maxtor third.
>
> I have replaced three Maxtor's in three years in machine about 2.5 - 3
> years
> old. I'll give them a miss. As it has been mentioned, Dell dropped them
> because they were so bad.
>
>
>


Yep. Maxtor used to be my brand of choice. No more. Until I can prove to
myself that the Hitachi's have lost the IBM curse, I stand by my post.

Stew
August 14, 2004 6:22:47 PM

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Scribe wrote:
> "S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message

<snip>

>>If I may respectfully say so, shop prices and see if you can pick up a
>>Seagate instead, mainly due reliability concerns.
>>
>>WD would be my second choice, and Maxtor third.
>
> I have replaced three Maxtor's in three years in machine about 2.5 - 3 years
> old. I'll give them a miss. As it has been mentioned, Dell dropped them
> because they were so bad.

Even with officially "bad" hardware it's still a hit or miss
proposition, e.g., I've owned at least 4 IBM HDD's over the last 4 years
and didn't hit the bad one. My last 3 HDD's have been Maxtor (2) &
Seagate, all 200GB models - not a hint of trouble with any of them
(other than Ghost can't clone to a Maxtor HDD in an external USB2 case).
The Maxtors are model 6Y200P0.
Anonymous
August 15, 2004 1:28:37 AM

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"Sparky" <nemo@moon.sun.edu> wrote in message
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> Scribe wrote:
> > "S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
>
> <snip>
>
> >>If I may respectfully say so, shop prices and see if you can pick up a
> >>Seagate instead, mainly due reliability concerns.
> >>
> >>WD would be my second choice, and Maxtor third.
> >
> > I have replaced three Maxtor's in three years in machine about 2.5 - 3
years
> > old. I'll give them a miss. As it has been mentioned, Dell dropped them
> > because they were so bad.
>
> Even with officially "bad" hardware it's still a hit or miss
> proposition, e.g., I've owned at least 4 IBM HDD's over the last 4 years
> and didn't hit the bad one. My last 3 HDD's have been Maxtor (2) &
> Seagate, all 200GB models - not a hint of trouble with any of them
> (other than Ghost can't clone to a Maxtor HDD in an external USB2 case).
> The Maxtors are model 6Y200P0.

..
Must be the case or configuration, as I have cloned to a Maxtor in a cheap
USB2 case.

Tom
August 15, 2004 10:08:11 AM

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Tom Scales wrote:

> "Sparky" <nemo@moon.sun.edu> wrote in message
> news:XepTc.33617$js3.12432278@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
>
>>Scribe wrote:
>>
>>>"S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
>>
>><snip>
>>
>>>>If I may respectfully say so, shop prices and see if you can pick up a
>>>>Seagate instead, mainly due reliability concerns.
>>>>
>>>>WD would be my second choice, and Maxtor third.
>>>
>>>I have replaced three Maxtor's in three years in machine about 2.5 - 3
>
> years
>
>>>old. I'll give them a miss. As it has been mentioned, Dell dropped them
>>>because they were so bad.
>>
>>Even with officially "bad" hardware it's still a hit or miss
>>proposition, e.g., I've owned at least 4 IBM HDD's over the last 4 years
>>and didn't hit the bad one. My last 3 HDD's have been Maxtor (2) &
>>Seagate, all 200GB models - not a hint of trouble with any of them
>>(other than Ghost can't clone to a Maxtor HDD in an external USB2 case).
>>The Maxtors are model 6Y200P0.
>
> Must be the case or configuration, as I have cloned to a Maxtor in a cheap
> USB2 case.

Same model - this problem is in Symantec's KB. There fix didn't work, so
I installed the 2nd Maxtor as my D: drive & use the former D: drive for
external backups.

Other drives work fine in the same case, BTW.
August 15, 2004 1:35:01 PM

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Sparky wrote:
> Tom Scales wrote:
>
>> "Sparky" <nemo@moon.sun.edu> wrote in message
>> news:XepTc.33617$js3.12432278@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net...
>>
>>> Scribe wrote:
>>>
>>>> "S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
>>>
>>>
>>> <snip>
>>>
>>>>> If I may respectfully say so, shop prices and see if you can pick up a
>>>>> Seagate instead, mainly due reliability concerns.
>>>>>
>>>>> WD would be my second choice, and Maxtor third.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I have replaced three Maxtor's in three years in machine about 2.5 - 3
>>
>>
>> years
>>
>>>> old. I'll give them a miss. As it has been mentioned, Dell dropped
>>>> them
>>>> because they were so bad.
>>>
>>>
>>> Even with officially "bad" hardware it's still a hit or miss
>>> proposition, e.g., I've owned at least 4 IBM HDD's over the last 4 years
>>> and didn't hit the bad one. My last 3 HDD's have been Maxtor (2) &
>>> Seagate, all 200GB models - not a hint of trouble with any of them
>>> (other than Ghost can't clone to a Maxtor HDD in an external USB2 case).
>>> The Maxtors are model 6Y200P0.
>>
>>
>> Must be the case or configuration, as I have cloned to a Maxtor in a
>> cheap
>> USB2 case.
>
>
> Same model - this problem is in Symantec's KB. There fix didn't work, so
> I installed the 2nd Maxtor as my D: drive & use the former D: drive for
> external backups.
>
> Other drives work fine in the same case, BTW.

That was supposed to be: "same model?"
Anonymous
August 15, 2004 10:27:59 PM

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Not sure who the OP was but my new Dell 4600 has a Maxtor in it so safe to
assume that Dell is playing nice again with Maxtor.

Regards,
John O.


"S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
> news:2o3mb2F6dqucU1@uni-berlin.de...
>>
>> "S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
>> news:kMHSc.13$Ji.7@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
>>>
>>> "Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:2o0s6sF5ni4qU1@uni-berlin.de...
>>> >
>>> > "Scribe" <Scribe@NOSPAMMnoemail.com> wrote in message
>>> > news:2o0qdtF5dhe2U1@uni-berlin.de...
>>> >> The Maxtor hard drive on my 3 year old P4 Dimesion has packed up.
>> Anyone
>>> >> have an opinion on hard drive replacement?
>>> >>
>>> >> This one took my eye:
>>> >>
>>> >> >>>>>
>>> >> 120GB 7200 IDE HDD
>>> >>
>>> >> This 120Gb high speed ATA 100 IDE hard drive is compatible with
>>> >> ATA-66
>>> >> and
>>> >> ATA-33 controllers and offers high speed hard drive access. Ideal for
>> PC
>>> >> users who work with large files such as video or MP3 processing. In
>>> > Windows
>>> >> PCs a faster hard drive can not only improve the time taken to boot
>>> >> up
>>> >> but
>>> >> also improve the speed of any virtual memory your system is using
>>> >> too.
>>> >>
>>> >> · High 7200rpm spin speed
>>> >> · Ideal for video editing
>>> >> · Wide range of capacities available
>>> >> · Available in capacities from 40GB to 120GB
>>> >> · High speed ATA-100 interface
>>> >> <<<<<
>>> >>
>>> >> Will this do and is this a good make?
>>> >>
>>> >> Also if I buy two of these which is the best way of using one for
>> backup?
>>> >>
>>> >> TIA
>>> >
>>> > Sorry, the make is: Hitachi - PN : 07N9214
>>>
>>> If I may respectfully say so, shop prices and see if you can pick up a
>>> Seagate instead, mainly due reliability concerns.
>>>
>>> WD would be my second choice, and Maxtor third.
>>
>> I have replaced three Maxtor's in three years in machine about 2.5 - 3
>> years
>> old. I'll give them a miss. As it has been mentioned, Dell dropped them
>> because they were so bad.
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> Yep. Maxtor used to be my brand of choice. No more. Until I can prove
> to myself that the Hitachi's have lost the IBM curse, I stand by my post.
>
> Stew
>
Anonymous
August 20, 2004 5:46:04 AM

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I have a 30 gig Samsung (don't have the model)in my Atlas MicroLogistics
main desk unit. It runs quietly and reliably. I run my unit 24/7 and
have done so continuously for over 2 years. It only goes down for
routine cleaning.

helen c

Scribe wrote:
> "WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:SOISc.5384$9R7.3753@newssvr24.news.prodigy.com...
>
>
>>Hitachi bought out IBM's hard drive unit. I have an Hitachi SATA hard
>
> drive
>
>>and I like it. It is highly rated.
>>
>>Here is a review:
>>
>
> http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200310/20031007HD...
>
> Anyone have any opinions on Samsung hard drives?
>
>
Anonymous
August 20, 2004 5:51:52 AM

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Squirrel - Boris and I will find you and that moose - Natasha Baddenoff

PS Boris finally made an honest woman of me (I will never fogive him)

Ted Zieglar aka Rocky wrote:
>
> Finally I got fed up and bought a Seagate drive. It's rock solid reliable
> and virtually silent. It's a Lexus.
>
> Ted Zieglar
> formerly "Rocket J. Squirrel"
>
!