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    Hello,

    I'm trying to build a new computer in this half year and i can't decide which hard drive to purchase.

    I've heard rumours from a lot of people. Some say Seagate are not reliable. Maxtor is a good choice. IBM is also a good choice.

    If any member(s) own any of these drives can you please try to explain the performance. And also include the model number. Thanks.

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    I've had all the ones you mentioned there, though right now..i have Western Digital.. read my sig...they perform great and personally choose them over all the others.. model numer WD800JB...just my two cents.

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    Western Digital rocks :o)! I have a WD400 Caviar 40 gig 7200 Western Digital HDD in here right now, and I am having a blast w/ it :afro:
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    Western Digital SE if you go parallel - mainly because of the 8mb cache & the 3 yr. warranty

    western Digital Raptor if you go serial - a little more pricey & only 36GB size available - but 10K rpms, 8Mb cache & a 5.2ms seek is hard to beat in a desk top application without going to a SCSI drive

    that's my vote:thumb:

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    Everybody forgot to mention the most important point....NO IBM DRIVES IF YOU VALUE YOUR DATA!!!! They don't call them the "Deathstars" for no reason after all.... Personally, I'd say go Western Digital or Maxtor, but for the love of God, avoid the Deskstars.:wow:

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    WD JB400, around $160-$170aus at the right places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    WD JB400, around 0-0aus at the right places.
    you sure? i've seen the WD 800JB around for about $195

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    overhere @ some stores you can find the 800JB for about 60 pounds...roughly about 150 AU dollars ..
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    Well $150aus I can get them for but it really boils down to how much a person can afford in the end.

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    I can get a 400jb for $50 here. 800JB for $75

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