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need an upgrade fast! I can't connect my cd rom drive to my mobo because the IDE connector doesnt reach.

but I just want to upgrade my old IDE HD in general.
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post #2 of 15
slap this in your slow poke lol.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterShake View Post
first reply gets it right
    
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post #5 of 15
AAKS drives are win
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post #6 of 15
Warranty, reliability and mega space would have to be the Seagate 500Gb

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148136

Just in the past month it went from $120 to $99 and now at $79.

Manufacturer Warranty 5 years limited
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post #7 of 15
7200.11 is worth the few extra $$ over 7200.10 for the 32mb cache
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post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
which of those choices would be best for gaming?
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post #9 of 15
They are all virtually the same.

If you want good performance, get multiple drives and put them in RAID0.
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by fived View Post
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Originally Posted by bmaverick View Post
Warranty, reliability and mega space would have to be the Seagate 500Gb

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive


http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148136

Just in the past month it went from $120 to $99 and now at $79.

Manufacturer Warranty 5 years limited
I bought one of these a little while ago and have found it to be excellent, as are all my other Seagate drives .

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