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  • ~Computing Question~ Hard Drive Brands...

    I'm sure there have been 70 or 80 threads on this subject, but, alas, I'm not allowed to search......alright, so it appears the hard drive in my desktop has melted or some shit...what brand(s) don't suck? Western Digital, Maxtor, Seagate, etc?
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  • #2
    I just bought this Samsung 750GB from ZipZoomFly for my network...

    Seagates and Western Digitals are solid choices...

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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    • #3
      Western Digitals are usually a little quieter than others. The fastest generally-available consumer drive (Raptor) is a Western Digital, as is the quietest (GreenPower).

      Seagates are usually a little less expensive than others.

      Maxtors generally are a little lower quality than others.

      Hitachi and Samsung are generally middle of the road.

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      • #4
        I have one of these---trying to figure all the stuff out---almost ready to add the hard drive.

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        Enhance your performance, Download and play, USB compatible



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        do i really need one of these at 135 dollars (same for the 80 or the 160??}---or would pretty much any hard drive do the job?

        External Hard Drive (Mini) 80GB For USB Model
        $135
        External Hard Drive 160GB For USB Model*
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        • #5
          I got teh sweetest Seagate from teh Neweggs dot coms a couple years ago... it is teh bahmb. 250GB... 98% pr0n.
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          • #6
            Lacie works for me.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by kjoe View Post
              I have one of these---trying to figure all the stuff out---almost ready to add the hard drive.

              DVD-203G USB
              Enhance your performance, Download and play, USB compatible



              DVD / MPEG4 / VCD / Super CD+G / CD+G / MCG / CD / MP3 / AVI / JPEG/ Kodak
              Note: New version of MCG Manager and 203G USB firmware are now available. With those, you can now access a folder with thousands of songs within few seconds. No more waiting for folder access!
              CAVS DVD-203G USB is the next generation DVD Karaoke player that plays from both optical discs and USB memory devices. It plays the discs, such as DVD, MPEG4, Super CD+G, INX, INX2, CD+G, HDCD and CD. It also plays from USB memory devices, such as iPod®, MP3 player, USB hard drive, USB memory stick, or USB card reader. You can store up to 49,999 karaoke songs per folder in your USB device, and plug & play without burning a disc.



              do i really need one of these at 135 dollars (same for the 80 or the 160??}---or would pretty much any hard drive do the job?

              External Hard Drive (Mini) 80GB For USB Model
              $135
              External Hard Drive 160GB For USB Model*
              Well, it SAYS "USB hard drive". Should be simple to try it with any USB hard drive you can borrow.

              I know of only one device that REQUIRES a special external HD - a Tivo. You must use a Tivo-certified device, and that means only the WD MyDVD Extender - no other device will work without hacking the Tivo.

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              • #8
                Kjoe, you can get a mini 160GB hard drive for less than $100.

                Lemme try to dig up a link.


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                • #9
                  http://www.buy.com/prod/western-digi...206780494.html

                  80 bucks.


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                  • #10
                    My internet buddy Neal is an engineer who designs hard drives. He recommends Western Digital and Seagate equally (think he's worked for both companies...)
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                    • #11
                      Thanks-----any reason why they are charging 135 for the 80 gig and 135 for the 160? Makes no sense they would ask the same (inflated) price for each.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kjoe View Post
                        Thanks-----any reason why they are charging 135 for the 80 gig and 135 for the 160? Makes no sense they would ask the same (inflated) price for each.
                        Maybe one is 5400 RPM and the other is 7200 RPM?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Airshark View Post
                          Maybe one is 5400 RPM and the other is 7200 RPM?

                          160 is 7200, the 80 is 5400. Does the 5400 make the 80 gig better?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kjoe View Post
                            160 is 7200, the 80 is 5400. Does the 5400 make the 80 gig better?
                            Nope, the opposite.

                            The higher the number, the faster the HD "spins" to recall data. Higher RPM equals faster drive. The reason the 80 gb, 5400 drive is more expensive is because it is a smaller drive at 2.5".
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                            • #15
                              BTW, according to Neal the biggest ripoff when buying a hard drive is to buy one that has some sort of "cooling" solution or property to it. According to testing, drives run no better or worse hot or cold, and cooled drives do not seem to last any longer or shorter than uncooled drives.
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