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DVD's Vs HDD

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by StevenG, 2 Feb 2006.

  1. StevenG

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    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

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    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    im Debating wether or not to buy a 300GB HDD. to store downloaded files... i can get a 300GB drive with 16Mb cache for £90 from a local store. but you can get 100 dvd's which is roughly 430GB of storage for about £20??? worth buying a harddrive?
     
  2. smids

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    Location: London/Kent

    For ease of use, HDU, yes.

    For the DVD's remember that they are fixed unless you get DVD-RAM - but this can get expensive. DVD-RW's need to be completely rewritten if you want to add to them etc. The other thing is having to use the DVD's each time you want to open the files.
     
  3. StevenG

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    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

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    another question then.

    250GB MAXTOR SATA 16MB cost £79
    250GB MAXTOR MAXLINE III SATA 16MB cost £90

    whats the difference and is it worth it?
     
  4. smids

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    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

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    Best not to ask me about Maxtors. You will not get a positive response.

    250GB Hitachi Deskstar.
    250GB Seagate 7200.9 (or .8 - I have one of these).

    If set on Maxtors, then the Maxline is worth it as the DM10's are pants in my view. Maxlines have the 5 year warranty and ought to be much more reliable.