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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista K6
    Well, if he really wanted silent he should just go with a Maxtor, those are silent
    Yeah, but he also would like reliability. I mean I doubt they have repair shops on the base

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyck15
    Yeah, but he also would like reliability. I mean I doubt they have repair shops on the base
    Agreed.

    I buy WD because they are the best. Damn quiet too.

    I run a Raptor and a 80gb SE 8mb cache drive.

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    Dude, maxtors are some of the most reliable going. I've run 3, one for 4 years and two for a year, and nothing has ever gone wrong. My old WD crapped out after a year. I think each of the major 3 manufacturers (Maxtor, WD, Seagate) has bad ones here and there, given that Deskstars are a brand that really does suck. However, I can definitely tell you that Maxtors are the quietest, and if you dont like quiet, you can turn off acoustic management and get a boost in speed. : peace2: Mista K6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mista K6
    Dude, maxtors are some of the most reliable going. I've run 3, one for 4 years and two for a year, and nothing has ever gone wrong. My old WD crapped out after a year. I think each of the major 3 manufacturers (Maxtor, WD, Seagate) has bad ones here and there, given that Deskstars are a brand that really does suck. However, I can definitely tell you that Maxtors are the quietest, and if you dont like quiet, you can turn off acoustic management and get a boost in speed. : peace2: Mista K6
    I wouldn't say most reliable, and I wouldn't say quietest.. but there's nothing wrong with them. :) I've got 2 x 120GB SATA Maxtor drives in my PC now, as well as a 30GB and 60GB Maxtor drive in my other PC. I didn't go out of my way to choose Maxtor drives, it's just what was available locally. Haven't had a problem.

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    From what I've noticed the Seagates are among the most quiet drives. I've never had anyone die on me either, at least not yet..

    My recent builds with 80Gb Seagate discs are very quiet, and with the best performance I've seen with 2Mb cache ata100 drives.

    I get over 12.000 in pcmark when well defragmented. :)

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    One thing I like about Maxtor. You can usually pick them up at Future Shop (best buy) for literally $60 for like a 60GB.. Not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The__tweaker
    I get over 12.000 in pcmark when well defragmented. :)
    You sure about that number?

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    well, with 10GB on my 160GB I get a 1400 in PCMark2002. Anyways, as I said before, the 3 major ones are more or less equal, I find that it's really persdonal preference. But around here, Comp USA sells Maxtors wicked cheap, hence the 60GB I have (got it for $50). : peace2: Mista K6
    Modified Dell 8200 Case:
    -400MHz FSB i850 Intel mobo
    -P4 Williamette Socket 478, 1.9GHz
    -768MB 16-bit PC800 RDRAM
    -MSI GF4 Ti4200 128MB @ 284/581
    -7200 RPM Maxtors: 60GB (2MB) on mobo and 160GB (8MB) on ATA/133 PCI Card
    -Creative Inspire T7700 7.1 Speaker System on an Audigy 2
    -Windows XP Home Edition SP2

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    yeah, i love CompUsa when they have their deals going on. I got my 100GB western digital (7200rpm, 8mb cache), there for $80. it was a while ago and now you can p[robably get a 160GB for same price.
    GBRRICCI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    You sure about that number?
    Heres my score, don't mind the cpu/mem cuz it's all at stock speed with the system in my sig.

    Not bad beeing only a 2Mb cache ATA-100 drive. No raid or anything.


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