Hard disc purchase

  2ayoil 19:16 27 Apr 2003

I am about to buy an additional hard disc for video editing purposes, was going for an
IBM / Hitachi 180GXP 120Gb 7200rpm ATA100 2mb Cache, as they are a very good price. But have read some bad reports. Anyone got one of these?
Or what about a Seagate barracuda 7200rpm would have to be 80gig udma100 though as they are dearer, apparantly this is a very quiet disk! Any advise please.

  Djohn 19:25 27 Apr 2003

Are a good quality drive and have fluid dynamic bearings, so they will run as quiet as most, and certainly a lot less noise than some drives.

180 ATA/100/133 will be a good choice, also one with a 8mg cache, much faster at retrieving data. J.

  Megatyte 19:32 27 Apr 2003

Maxtor, without a doubt.


  clayton 19:40 27 Apr 2003

120GB Maxtor Diamondmax plus 9 udma 133 7200rpm 8mb cache £99.86 with free 3 day delivery

click here

  Megatyte 19:50 27 Apr 2003

The same drive here for £89 plus postage

click here


  powerless 19:50 27 Apr 2003

click here

"WD Caviar 7200 hard drives are the performance champions for advanced desktop personal computers."

These are 'Special Edition' drives ;-)

7,200 RPM - 120GB - 8MB Cache

click here for a review

click here for £109.98 inc VAT

  2ayoil 20:22 27 Apr 2003

Thanks for all the advise, I have ticked the box now, but if anyone has any more words of wisdom, please feel free to add

  MAJ 20:27 27 Apr 2003

Djohn, Megatyte, clayton and Powerless have said it all.

IBM is a no, no.

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