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Thread: Buying A Harddrive

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    i want to get a new hard drive 40gb-60gb but i dont know what to get could u help me :helpsmile:


    this is what i got now.

    [ Maxtor 4R080J0 (R21DLZ6E) ]

    ATA Device Properties:
    Model ID Maxtor 4R080J0
    Serial Number R21DLZ6E
    Revision RAMB1TU0
    Parameters 158816 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors per track, 512 bytes per sector
    LBA Sectors 160086528
    Buffer 2 MB (Dual Ported, Read Ahead)
    Multiple Sectors 16
    ECC Bytes 57
    Max. PIO Transfer Mode PIO 4
    Max. UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 6 (ATA-133)
    Active UDMA Transfer Mode UDMA 5 (ATA-100)
    Unformatted Capacity 78167 MB

    ATA Device Features:
    SMART Supported
    Security Mode Supported [B]

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    you should get one that runs at 7200 rpm and maybe with an 8MB buffer, this should get the best transfer speeds

    as for the rest it doesn't really matter

    PS make sure it is an IDE (ATA66/100/133) and NOT SATA
    There are 10 types of people in the world those who understand binary and those who dont

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    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus8 40GB 2MB Cache - OEM (HD-008-MD)
    Featuring a 7200rpm Spindle speed and 2MB cache the Plus 8 is Maxtor's first single platter single head drive offering new levels of performance and value. Featuring ATA-133 support and the latest FDB (Fluid Dynamic Bearings) for quieter performance the DiamondMax Plus 8 is rated at just 27 decibels idle and only 29 decibels seek making it one of the quietest hard drives around. Model : 6E040L0


    Price: 32.00 (37.60 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    what does the cache mean?

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    it is fast ram that stores files to be written and read form HD temporarilly to speed up access times

    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/c/cache.html

    that is a good drive and a good price
    There are 10 types of people in the world those who understand binary and those who dont

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    Originally posted by ObiWan@5 February 2004 - 23:12
    it is fast ram that stores files to be written and read form HD temporarilly to speed up access times

    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/c/cache.html

    that is a good drive and a good price
    oh

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    How much are you willing to spend? The 80GB is only an extra 10 and with 8MB cache it's only a couple of extra .

    Did you get that price from overclockers.co.uk, that's a good place to buy. I use them for pretty much everything now.

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    yea it is iv all so been to there shop
    think i might get the 80gb
    then ill have 160gb storage

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    How much are you spending??

    This is really the best bang for your buck... plus you can keep it for a long time...
    160 gig harddrive...

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    Originally posted by ObiWan@5 February 2004 - 14:54


    PS make sure it is an IDE (ATA66/100/133) and NOT SATA
    Why not SATA?

    If his board supports it, SATA is faster and the way all new HDDs will be connected in the near future.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Heed the advice... I bought an SATA HD without realizing that my mobo didn't support it...

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