harddrive replacement

  DEAN-254783 16:07 24 Jun 2003

i need to replace my hard drive and would like to know how to choose the right one to buy,
the hard drive i have at the moment is made by seagate model no.st320413a

  Megatyte 16:19 24 Jun 2003

You won't go far wrong with a Maxtor. 7200 rpm. Size - whatever you want.


There is no "Right One" as such - most hard drives are ATA 100 or ATA 133 (Slightly Faster) and so long as you make sure that they are IDE you will find no problems.

Things to look for are faster RPM with 7,200 to be preferred, Fluid Dynamic Bearings for quiet operation and a capacity to suit your needs but realisticly 80Gb is about the best price to size ratio at present without being silly.

Make sure you dont get Serial ATA as this is still a developing format that is unlikely to be supported by your board.

As Megatyte states, you wont go far ywrong with Maxtor and Seagate have a very good reputation also.

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