[CLUG] hard drive
davemie at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 13:57:57 GMT 2005
I'm need some more storage and am looking into getting a new
hard-drive. My question is, what should it get?
I have a Dell Xeon 2.4 with an 80Gb IDE hard drive. I want to get a
300 Gb drive and I have three main choices.
Get a second IDE drive (around 180 euro)
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB IDE ATA/133 16MB cache 7200RPM Komplett #:
302612 / 6B300R0 euro179.00
Get a SATA drive and a SATA-PCI card (around 230 euro)
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB S-ATA 16MB cache 7200RPM NCQ Komplett #:
302259 / 6B300S0 euro 194.00
Seagate Barracuda 300GB S-ATA 8MB cache 7200RPM NCQ Komplett #:
302884 / ST3300831AS euro 194.00
Sunsway/ST Lab PCI SATA RAID 2P, SiL3112 euro33.00
Get an external USB drive
Maxtor OneTouch II USB2.0/Firewire 300GB 16MB 7200RPM euro 252
I plan to use the hard drive mostly for storing MP3s, movies, backups
of games/ software etc. I won't be installing an OS and I won't be
running software directly off it! So speed it's hugely important. But
I am willing to pay a little extra to future proof my investment.
The main reason I don't like external USB hard drives is that I hate
having loads of power adapters under my desk. Most of the newer USB
drives has a bulkly power adapter as apposed to the older drives that
contained build in power adapters.
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