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Topic # 25117 12-Aug-2008 16:29
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hi guys
I am looking to upgrade to SATA2 HDD.. i am running on 2*80GB SATA1 right now..
Just check pricespy and 500 or 640 GB seem like a sweet spot for me..
i have couple of question

1. What brand,model should i get?
2 If i run SATA1 and SATA2 together. SATA1 will not slow down SATA2 drive right?

Thanks

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  Reply # 156326 12-Aug-2008 16:35
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1. theres really only 1 brand to consider.. and thats Western Digital. I wouldnt go near anything else!
2. No they run on different channels so ur sata2 (3mbs) wont slow down to sata1 speed (1.5mbs)

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  Reply # 156393 12-Aug-2008 20:37
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Or a Seagate hdd, there pretty good. I tend to only go for Seagate or Western Digital.




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  Reply # 156402 12-Aug-2008 21:14
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If you RA'd as many seagates as we have you wouldn't go near them.. terribly unreliable drives, sure they have a good warranty, but chances are you will be using it within its lifetime! but thats my opinion, yours may differ

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  Reply # 156494 13-Aug-2008 08:45
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Personally I love the Seagate range of drives (still got a 120mb scsi from my amiga days that still goes) but Samsung are decent along with WD. Maxtor are at the bottom of the list for me however, way too many returns when I was a mobile tech.




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  Reply # 156498 13-Aug-2008 09:02
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I have replaced a LOT of hard drives over the years. Most would be Seagate.

WD FTW IMHO




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  Reply # 156646 13-Aug-2008 17:18
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Thinking about it, the only hdd's that I have ever had give trouble, have all been seagates. Will get Western Digital from now on lol.




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  Reply # 156657 13-Aug-2008 17:56
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my only drives are these 2 seagate drives and they have been working fine for at least 3 years.. but i guess i'll go for WD.. price between these two brand are about the same...

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  Reply # 156678 13-Aug-2008 19:46
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the smaller seagates are ok, its only when you start getting into 250gb+  that they start to deteriorate.. go for WD forsute

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  Reply # 156680 13-Aug-2008 20:01
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Try to avoid 200's as well. I know of two 200gb's that have stuffed themselves.




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  Reply # 156731 13-Aug-2008 22:02
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I would recommend the 640GB Western Digital, Western Digital quality, and one of the best hdds in terms of speed out there. Very quiet as well

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