Recommend me a SATA

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mainframeguy, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Right - I have just had so much grief with my Spinpoint 160 GB IDE drives that I am going to RMA one of them (the one that will not detect) and so I think I shall replace it with a SATA device to use the cable and give the technology a spin.

    I am NOT going to be setting up any raid format - just getting one for now (and I know this means I do not get extra benefits - that is OK with me).

    Would anyone here like to recommend to me a large format (120 plus GB) SATA drive that they like for operation and reliability - ideally with an 8MB or higher cache and proven compatibility with MSI Neo2 board!#

    many thanks to anyone that replies
     
  2. Ohzopants

    Ohzopants My mom thinks I'm cool

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    I have an MSI Neo (not Neo2) and two maxtor sata drives (120gB and 80gB) they both work great. I have no idea about the cache on these drives but I don't really care cuz they work great.

    You do get extra benefits though: It's FAST! Much faster than IDE.
     
  3. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Maxtor 300GB 16meg cache 7200 RPM SATA, I know Komplett sell them, I believe OcUK do too.

    RAID is pointless on a desktop pc.
     
  4. i have an 80gb western digital sata and 3ide western digital (120gb, 40gb, 10gb) i dont fell a difference though with the sata, but it's because i dont do much work on it but it is faster than ide
     
  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    nice choice lord - but I do not have that budget, so placed order with OCuk for a 200 GB seagate which is about half that price I think...

    also had brain wave and shall try moving slave drive out of old rig to see if my new rig detects that on the IDE - will move my data files too when I 0wn them which is neat ;) :cool:
     
  6. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Nice choice going with the seagate. They are very nice and fast. Although I just don't like the fact that windows xp doesn't contain the SATA drivers in order to do a good clean install from the start, without editting the Win XP cd.
     
  7. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Have to say Seagate SATA's here they are whisper quiet and have the 5 years not 3 coverage.

    So for me its Seagates