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buying a new hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac' started by OsIriS, Sep 19, 2001.

  1. OsIriS

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    I want to buy a new hard drive, but of unsure of which brands to look at and which
    ones to stay away from. What would you guys say would be the most reliable, quiet, compatible brand out there?
     
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    Haite Forum Moderator

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    IBM's drives are nice, and competitively priced.

    --Haite
     
  3. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    don't get the IBM GXP something. i forget. it's a 75gig i think. it sucks arse.

    i have had good luck with Maxtor and Quantum. stay away from Western Dig.
     
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    there's a good priced maxtor one i'm looking at, maybe I'll pick that one up.
     
  5. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    I have an IBM ATA/100@7200 RPM, 20.4 gigs. No problems so far, mainboard autodetected all the settings fine (in a PC, not tried in a Mac).

    --Haite
     
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    anyone have any experience with seagate drives?
     
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    screw it, I went with the Maxtor
     
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    with only a small bump in the road my new hard drive is installed and running well.
     
  9. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    "wait. what's that knocking / pinging noise?" :D
     
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    grin...wasn't that bad, forgot to switch the other drive to slave so when I booted up nothing happened (gave me a pretty good scare)
     
  11. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Everyone makes a computer dumb that scares the hell out of them at least once :D. In my case I forgot to flip the switch on the back of my computer next to the power supply after installing my network card. When it wouldn't turn on I thought I'd shocked the motherboard to hell with static or something :retard:...

    --Haite
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    lol @ haite

    my biggest dumb was not replacing the anode cap on the CRT of an iMac after replacing the PAV board. *power* *POP!* "HOLY MELON FARMER!" *sniff* "OMG! IT SMELLS LIKE SMOKE!" :eek: :eek: (all was well after i put the anode cap back on)
     
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    My stupidest one was pluggin a phone line into the ethernet jack (in my defence it was on the back of the machine and I was too lazy to pull it out to check if it was the right one) and ended up buying an external modem to solve my "problem" I noticed my mistake after I unplugged the phone line from the machine. Got it was stupid, but I wasn't expecting the phone line to "click" into the ethernet port. ARRRRRRRRRGGGGH
     
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    at least you didn't plug a USB cable into the ethernet jack. i get SOOOO many customers that do this. the USB connector actually fits quite nicely in there horizontally.
     
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    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Are these Mac or PC customers? I mean come on, Apple's documentation is idiot proof, even C|Net thought so. PC's are so diverse that adequate documentation could be hard to make...

    --Haite
     
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    all mac customers. happens all the time.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Mac customers were an abnormally high percentage of the 'morons', since they are marketed to be easy to use.

    Also, these things come with documentation? I never read any.

    ;)
     

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