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Good 80 gig hard drive?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by lewism, 24 Mar 2006.

  1. lewism

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    Well im trying to upgrade my computer to squeeze a little bit more life out of it until i upgrade at christmas. right now i have a 40gig WD 7200rpm 8mb cash, now that does the job perfect but im just filling it up at a stupid rate. can anyone recommend a good 80 gig hard drive with the same spec.

    thanks :)
     
  2. Monstermunch

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    IDE or SATA?

    The Hitachi Deskstars are the best around, 80gb SATA2 can be had for around £38 inc vat.
     
  3. salami1212

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    just wondering, how are the deskstars better than the spinpoint?
     
  4. lewism

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    Sorry my bad, its an IDE setup :)
     
  5. Monstermunch

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    They're faster and according to recent surveys the most reliable on the market. Samsung are quieter though.
     
  6. Monstermunch

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    In that case go for a Western Digital or Hitachi whichever takes your fancy.
     
  7. bornslippy

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    If your budget can stretch to a further £15-25, I would get a 160gb or 200gb drive. You will be getting more value per gigabyte and have more than adequate storage for a while to come.