in the market for a hard drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by cky, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. cky

    cky Guest

    im debating between western digital,seagate and maxtor.


    im looking for the most quiet hd. what do you guys recommend?



    btw im lookin for 60-80gb with 8mb cache:cool:
     
  2. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    I would reccomend the 80 GB Western Digital model...WD800JB..have seen it in action and it is quiet also not many around with 8mb buffers under 100gig(well most i see are the 120gig upward drives)Quote from a review i found "While we couldn't even hear the Barracuda drive with our ears next to it" also link here >Click
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    If you want silent, go for Seagate. Their new Barracuda V is supposed dead silent. I just ordered one (20 mins ago). Don't think they have 8MB chaches though. Second choice is WD since they do. I have a 120GB WD SE and it was very quiet. Now it's whining and I'm having it replaced.
     
  4. Nick M

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    The new Barracuda drive, looks different and infact, is dead silent and fast.

    I'v been running it for a week nonstop, heavy duty burn in for a friend, nothing. Not hot, didn't crash, opens files easily.

    My ex's WD 120GB drive 8mb buffer died last night. Again.
     
  5. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    I've been running Western Digital for years (ever since the days of Windows 3.1 and 486 computers), and have never had problems with them, unlike other manufacturers that had compatibility conflicts. Of course, the conflicts may have been fixed years ago, but I guess, in terms of hard drives, WD has my brand loyalty.

    Melon
     
  6. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    western digital is the best by far. (of course this is all our past experiences with them)
     
  7. xsivforce

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    I use Western Digital and have no complaints. I will say though, the other brands are good as well.
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Looks different? That scares me... ;)

    Oh, btw, it turns out Seagate has 8MB cache Barracuda V:s. Both ATA and SATA disks.
     
  9. Nick M

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    Zedric it's in a antistatic protection thinger encasement...