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Dark Atheist

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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 :(
 

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

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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
 

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

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seagate = reliabilty
samsung = quietest
maxtor = cheap/unreliable
WD = expensive/unreliable/noisey
 

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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 :)
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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

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.
 

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

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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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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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