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    Expecting a lot from a hard drive

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    What recommendations could y'all give for a hard drive that fits these criteria:
    • SATA
    • quiet
    • cheap
    • quality/durable

    I've found some 80 gigabyte 7200rpm models online for about $100-110. Ideally, I wouldn't mind getting ahold of a couple 40 gigabyte drives for about the same cash outlay. Does anyone make a 40 gigabyte SATA drive?

    My current drives are pretty noisy, so I wan't to give 'em the pink slip!

    I like to run two drives; one for OS and programs, the other for data. Even with way too much extra crap stored on my data drive, I still have room aplenty and it's only a 30 gigabyte drive. My OS drive has less than 20 gigabytes used. I don't really see an immediate need for two 80 gigabyte drives.

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    Re: Expecting a lot from a hard drive

    Originally posted by ChristopherM
    What recommendations could y'all give for a hard drive that fits these criteria:
    • quiet
    • cheap
    • quality/durable

    newegg, w/d jb series 80gig 7200, $76, 3 year warranty...

    best bang for the buck at the moment, imho of course...

    oh yeah, free shipping, heh...

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    Re: Expecting a lot from a hard drive

    Originally posted by ChristopherM
    My OS drive has less than 20 gigabytes used. I don't really see an immediate need for two 80 gigabyte drives.
    where one tomb raider is good, two better, eh?

    wav files are ridicously large, add a higher bitrate, ahem...

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    Seagates are very quiet. That's why I got one myself a couple of months ago. Very nice.

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