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Which 160gb music + backup drive??

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by salami1212, 26 Mar 2006.

  1. salami1212

    Mobster

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    Well, it needs to be fast quiet and reliable. The samsungs quiet but isnt the deskstar faster? O well, someone spec me a good 160gb hard drive.

    Cheers
     
  2. AnastieByte

    Hitman

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    SATA or IDE?
     
  3. smids

    Soldato

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    Location: London/Kent

    Fast is a relative term - Seagates are slow drives, yet the most reliable and one of the quieter drives, however slower is by milliseconds and would only be noticed by an HDU-o-phile. Real world, I challenge anyone to notice the difference.
     
  4. salami1212

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    seagate or spinpoint? they need to be sata?

    which one. I need a quiet reliable drive then.. and what is the difference in loudness between the seagate and spinpoint
     
  5. DarkShadow

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Apr 2004

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    Location: Sheffield

    I can vouch for the quietness of Samsung.

    Bought a 160GB spintpoint almost 2 years ago and its still running strong and silent. So is my 1 month old 250GB sata spinpoint.

    Great HD's tbh
     
  6. AnastieByte

    Hitman

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    As well as my Raptor I have a Samsung and they are very quiet. No probs with that drive :)
     
  7. salami1212

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    smids, how quiet is the seagate?
     
  8. smids

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    Well my seagate is very quiet (Seagate 7200.8 250GB SATA).