Which hard drive?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dark Atheist, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    what make do people suggest to go for now a days, it looks as if my other 400gb hdd in the server is about to die, and im going to have to replace it aa the clicking on the 2 bad sectors is giving me i/o errors now :(
     
  2. madmatt

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    2X WDC Raptor in RAID 0 for system. Seagate 500GB, 750GB, or 1TB for data.
     
  3. Dark Atheist

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    too dear found 320gb hdds for 54£ :) - and not too sure what the board can see - M2N-SLI Deluxe - have looked but cant see anything
     
  4. Shamus MacNoob

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    The board now days dont matter they all handle large drives ...
     
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  5. LordOfLA

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    Seagate have proven most reliable at work.
     
  6. _kC_

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    seagate = reliabilty
    samsung = quietest
    maxtor = cheap/unreliable
    WD = expensive/unreliable/noisey
     
  7. Dark Atheist

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    samsung = quietest - they are the ones that died - ecc errors, have found some 500gb hdds for about 65£ each - oem no box or anything but thats fine :)
     
  8. X-Istence

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    See if you can still send em back for their warrantee and get a new hard drive shipped to you.

    I have had a few hard drives die, I send em to Seagate/Maxtor/Samsung/WD and I get a new drive back in a few days. Really awesome.

    I prefer Seagate hard drives myself for the reliability.
     
  9. Dark Atheist

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    was got through a 3rd party and hes no longer about, so im boned :(
     
  10. Lawman82

    Lawman82 I see bad people

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    X is right, whatever you do get one with a good warrany behind it, I just when threw a 500 gig drive from seagate that wasn't 6 month old, sent it back, should have it on Monday, purchased a samsung, 500 gig, very quiet, reliabitity so far. I was a stone seagate fan until that brand drive die, when this one come back I'm goimg to put it to the test, good luck with your choice Carpo.
     
  11. Dark Atheist

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    well the ones im looking at are oem drives from novatech - and seeing as 2x400gb samsung hdds died in just over the 6 month mark of me having them i wont be getting samsung again
     
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    Another for Seagate

    I was WD but they do have many problems. I have a SATA 500GB Seagate right now and I love it. I am actually going to pick up another for backup. It's only $100 retail.
     
  14. X-Istence

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    So? Go to the website for the manufacturer, find the warrantee service and send it back. I have bought many hard drives OEM and box retail and all of them have at one point or another been returned and a new drive has been sent back to me.
     
  15. kcnychief

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    I got two of the Seagate 7200.11 32MB cache 1TB drives. Things are ****ing fast as hell!!!!
     
  16. Dark Atheist

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    thinking of getting 2x500

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB SATA II 7200rpm 8Mb Cache 11ms 300Mb/s - £63.45 inc vat

    all i can afford :(
     
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  17. Bman

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    That is perfect, exactly what I have. Though I might need to get the 1TB drives soon, the way I am using space.
     
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  18. Dark Atheist

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    i have ordered them and should be getting them tomorrow :)