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  1. #11
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    Depends on what type of drives you're talking about.

    For a decent SCSI drive, you can't go past a Seagate.

    For an ATAPI drive, the WD with 8Mb Cache has to be the best bet.

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    got a 40gb WD 2mb cache, had it for the last 3 years...good stuff :)
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    IBM sold their storage operations to Hitachi last year, so IBM/Hitachi are now the same company.

    Press release, Hitachi, IBM complete hard disk drive agreement

    IBM announced it has completed an agreement to combine its hard disk drive operations with Hitachi's, forming a
    new company called Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.

    Under the agreement, Hitachi bought the majority of IBM's HDD-related assets for $2.05 billion. As planned, Hitachi paid
    70 percent of the purchase price to IBM immediately. Hitachi will pay the remainder to IBM over the next three years.

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    Hey what happened to Quantum? I got a Fireball 4Gb in my computer and it's had a darn good thrashing for 4 years. Although I've watched a Seagate and a WD pass away within 2 years.
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    Maxtor took over Quantum. :cry:

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    Why don't you guys like Seagate. the SATA HDD I bought from them had a three year warranty. what is the deal here. I voted for the Seagate though.

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    Other than the cables there's no real benefit at all havin' SATA over ATA100 (ATA133 is as useless as **** on a bull as well).

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    :geek: Maxtor has my vote then cos they make some good HDD's, As for ATA 133, yeah it's useless. It's like drivin a mini up an 8 lane, it's not gonna get you there any faster is it?:blah:
    "We enter life, naked, howling and covered in blood. Why does the fun have to end there" - The book of madness

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    I run 27 SCSI hard drives with different operating systems. These are Seagate-IBM-Western Digital-Quantum Atlas and their all good. Only had one failure and that was an old Quantum Viking.

    As for IDE hard drives I really like the Western Digitals--period. I have tried Quantum Fireballs but had a few failures. I really don't want to go into the Maxtor battle---DON'T love them!

    Have two WD-1200JB's and one WD-1800JB all in external USB 2 enclosures for storage only of Hot Rods Car photos; and their fast!
    NT-W2K-XP SCSI HD's

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