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Sat 11/12/04 at 01:58
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I'm getting either:


(Incidentally, which would you go for? I'm swayed by the Maxtor because it's, well, a Maxtor)

Anyway - is there any compatability issues I should take into consideration when getting a new HDD?
I don't want to buy the damned thing then find out it won't run at full speed or won't work at all etc etc etc.

Cheers.
Sat 11/12/04 at 16:30
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"Bicycle"
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Indeed.

Owiee.
Sat 11/12/04 at 15:11
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Afternoon wrote:
> Can you remove the links from the post, its currently violating one of
> our forum rules.

A fully understandable rule and I don't have a problem with following it. But if you want to enforce it, at least have some consistency about doing so. Numerous posts floating around here with links to competitors, I see no reason to single out this one in particular.
Sat 11/12/04 at 14:46
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"We are the dead"
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Do it yourself if it's a problem.

Apologies for not linking to your overpriced hardware instead.
Sat 11/12/04 at 14:42
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Can you remove the links from the post, its currently violating one of our forum rules.
Sat 11/12/04 at 13:38
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Seagate Barracuda, no doubt about it. It'll go forever.
Sat 11/12/04 at 12:12
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"Bicycle"
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Go for a Seagate 7200.7, but the 200GB version.

It has 100GB PLATERS! 100GB!



That's what I'm getting for Christmas. Sweet as cherry pie.
Sat 11/12/04 at 10:55
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Cheers muchos.
Sat 11/12/04 at 02:41
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"Devil in disguise"
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You wont go far wrong with either. Most brands are fairly comparable, people always have personal preferences of course. My last Maxtor died within a year of buying it, so all the drives I've bought since have been Seagate. Equally, you'll find people that swear by Maxtor drives on here.

> Anyway - is there any compatability issues I should take into
> consideration when getting a new HDD?
> I don't want to buy the damned thing then find out it won't run at
> full speed or won't work at all etc etc etc.

You shouldn't have any compatability issues at all unless you have a really old system. About the best I can suggest is to make sure you have an IDE cable thats rated for ATA133 (although its rare you get those kind of speeds anyway).
Sat 11/12/04 at 01:58
Regular
"We are the dead"
Posts: 299
I'm getting either:


(Incidentally, which would you go for? I'm swayed by the Maxtor because it's, well, a Maxtor)

Anyway - is there any compatability issues I should take into consideration when getting a new HDD?
I don't want to buy the damned thing then find out it won't run at full speed or won't work at all etc etc etc.

Cheers.

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