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Postby BurninMan921 on Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:10 pm

400GB 7200 RPM! Sweet. Of course, their 10,000RPM 300GB drive is a LOT bigger than the WD Raptor and just as fast!

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Postby BuddhaTB on Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:21 pm

400 GB is HUGE!! :o :o
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:44 am

Yeah, but it's made by Hitachi, who took over IBM's Digital Storage business. I never liked IBM hard drives, and I won't unless Hitachi can prove they are just as fast, just as durable, and just as good as the next guy's. Once they can prove all of the above, they still would have to send me a free drive so I can test it out. I wouldn't spend my money on one of their drives when I can spend it on another brand that already has my trust. Brand loyalty, that's what it's all about, folks. It won't be long until Maxtor, WD, and Seagate announce 400GB drives.
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Postby pranav81 on Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:48 am

400 GB is really huge.Do you have that much data to store on that HDD?I doubt.. :wink:


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Postby cfitz on Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:55 am

pranav81 wrote:400 GB is really huge.Do you have that much data to store on that HDD?I doubt.. :wink:

Now hoxlund, on the other hand, I'm sure he could fill up a 400 GB drive without even breaking a sweat... :-?

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Postby pranav81 on Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:00 am

cfitz wrote:
pranav81 wrote:400 GB is really huge.Do you have that much data to store on that HDD?I doubt.. :wink:

Now hoxlund, on the other hand, I'm sure he could fill up a 400 GB drive without even breaking a sweat... :-?

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hoxlund....??Give him a couple of minutes and he will fill the drive to the brim,no doubt about that. :wink:


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Postby MonteLDS on Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:09 am

pranav81 wrote:400 GB is really huge.Do you have that much data to store on that HDD?I doubt.. :wink:


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funny thing is all my drives together add up to 440. i would love it on one drive.. well not really, cause if that baby crashed i would too
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Postby wicked1 on Fri Mar 12, 2004 11:47 am

400 gb is not really that much data. I have 730 gbs in my system now. (3 Maxtor 160's 1 WD 250). Now what is bothering me is the transfer rates of these drives. I test them in SiSoft Sandra and they top out around 25-26 mb /sec sustained. According to SiSoft thats slow. I have tried new cables and new controller cards all with the same results. I want a fast drive damnit. All 4 of mine are 8meg and 7200 RPM.BTW I use O&O defrage constantly due to reencoding backups :)
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Postby pranav81 on Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:15 pm

wicked1,why dont you use SCSI adapters and Seagate Cheetah 15K RPM drives? :wink:


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Postby wicked1 on Fri Mar 12, 2004 2:28 pm

simply the cost. I would love to have a complete SCSI setup.I converted all of my opticals to firewire for a big performance increase. Thought about raid but cant justify "wasting" the space as I really use all that I have. I run out of room daily.
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Postby eliminator on Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:27 am

Wish they made a bigger mobile drive than 60GB 7200rpm/8MB as well... guess they will soon :wink:
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Postby pranav81 on Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:38 am

Dear eliminator,
I guess they will soon make drives that have large capacity and are easy to handle.


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Postby BurninMan921 on Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:27 am

I've got well over 400 GB's. I'd like their 300GB, 10,000 RPM drive...but it's still an IBM.

I perfer Western Digital; now, if they came out with a Raptor that had a decent size I'd be really happy.
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Postby pranav81 on Wed Mar 17, 2004 1:12 am

BurninMan921 why dont you get IBM then?


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Postby TheWizard on Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:02 am

pranav81 wrote:BurninMan921 why dont you get IBM then?


Probably for the same reasons I outlined above. :P
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Postby pranav81 on Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:36 am

TheWizard wrote:
pranav81 wrote:BurninMan921 why dont you get IBM then?


Probably for the same reasons I outlined above. :P



I guess you are right about brand loyalty.I have used Seagate and will stick to them.I wont go in for Samsung,who give 3 year warranty on their HDD's.
By the way,anybody here uses Samsung?I have never seen HDD's other than Seagate,Samsung and Maxtor.

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