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Discussion in 'PC Forum' started by Jakeman, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    The hard drive in my Shuttle is sick. Luckily I got all my por... I mean music transferred off of it. :uhh:

    It's a 120GB SATA Barracuda. It has lasted about 18 months. It hasn't died yet, but it's obviously on its last legs. Seagate just started putting 5 year warranties on all of their drives. I wonder if it applies to old drives that were sold under the 1 year warranty...
     
  2. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Drives are cheap nowadays. I love my Hitachi, they're so quiet.
     
  3. harleyb

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    go go E7K60
    for the record, i've had two 60GB IBM DeskStars and a 60GB Maxtor die on me thus far. now running 3x80GB Seagates, soon to become only one 80GB Seagate, that sweet sweet E7K60, and whatever drive i pull out of my soon-to-arrive 15" PB...
     
  4. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Mine is this model. Don't confuse with the original IBM deskstars.
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Well I have two 80GB Barracudas in my main system. I will probably put the secondary into the Shuttle.

    Once I allow myself to spend money then I will put SCSI in all of my systems. :cool:
     
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    i want a RAID of those Seagate 10K 2.5" SCSI drives. that'd be awesome.
     
  7. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    pfft, 10k? I want 15k. VROOM
     
  8. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    SCSI is a total hassle with the pre-loading controller drivers and junk. You can buy 15k SATA drives.
     
  9. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    you can?
     
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    What are you a video editor? Lol, If you want speed make a RAM Disk :oldskool:
     
  11. harleyb

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    15K drives only come in 3.5" models, that's the beauty of the 10K 2.5", it's tiny.
    15K on SATA is useless, the bus can't handle the speed. you get slightly better access time, but for how many more hundred of dollars?
     
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    There aren't any 15k RPM SATA drives out right now but there will be in the future. They won't really be SATA but they'll be Serial Attached SCSI which will be compatible with new SATA controllers due out.

    The quickest 15k drives right now only do about 70MB/s Sequential on the outside. The new Seagate 15k.4 and new Fujitsu 15k RPM MAS series drives due out q3 '04 are supposed to be able to do sequential transfers from the outside of the disk at 100MB/s. SATA is capable of 150MB/s and SATAII which will be available this year will do 300MB/s so there is more then enough bandwidth on SATA for the 15k RPM drives.

    I'm betting those 2.5" drives will be a lot of $/GB because they are intended to be put in blades. In other news fujitsu has a 2.5" SATA drive that goes up to 80GB but costs ~350$. It takes 1/4 the power of an average desktop drive. So a 10k RPM drive would take.. 1/3 the power? I dunno it sounds nice but I bet it would be unaffordable.
     
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  14. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I'm all reinstalled. I went ahead and reinstalled my main system while I was at it... my main system has been bugging lately.
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    My Shuttle fried another one, 14 months.
     
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    whoa, old thread. and my E7K60 is still goin' strong. just bought one of these and i'm about to put a 250GB in it. so yeah, 300GB drives are now going for $140CAD... is that ridiculously cheap or what?
     

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