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What is the difference between these two drives please?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Oswald, 30 May 2006.

  1. Oswald


    Joined: 20 May 2006

    Posts: 23

    Hi :)

    What is the difference between these two Maxtor drives in the Overclockers catalogue:

    Maxtor MaxLine III NCQ 300GB 7V300F0 SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-096-MD) £75.14 Including VAT

    Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 NCQ 300GB 6V300F0 SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-089-MD) £72.79 Including VAT

    Being new to this, I can't see which one is better (the difference in price is negligable). Could you please explain the reasoning behind your recommendations please, as I know very little about this stuff :(

    Also, Am I right in thinking that you should put your operating system on one drive, and have a seperate drive for (in my case) video files that are to be edited/encoded etc? Which drive do you use for games, and which one for storage such as music/photos etc?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. smids


    Joined: 18 Dec 2004

    Posts: 6,660

    Location: London/Kent

    Maxline comes with a 5 year warranty and supposed to be their server class drive therefore being more reliable etc. Personally, I don't buy maxtors though.

    Have you had a look at the Seagate 7200.10 320GB drive as this would be my recommended choice - 5 year warranty as standard. Seagates are also renowned for being the most reliable drives around.
  3. Oswald


    Joined: 20 May 2006

    Posts: 23

    Thanks for your help!

    I will check out the Seagate in the catalog section.

  4. killer_uk

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: 12 Mar 2003

    Posts: 4,070

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Yeah, go for the seagate, I've only ever had one hard drive stop working - and it was a maxtor.
  5. humax

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Nov 2003

    Posts: 2,074

    Location: england

    i second that. get a Seagate 7200.10 320GB drive .i got one last week and there very fast :D
  6. Alexrose1uk


    Joined: 26 Apr 2004

    Posts: 8,597

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Seagates, Hitachi and Samsung are my faves due to reputation and personal experience.