Which 250Gb HD should I go for?

  Red Devil 22:02 08 Mar 2005

As the subject line says, I'm looking for a 250Gb HD to add a second HD to my main PC.

Any suggestions/recommendations?


  Red Devil 22:06 08 Mar 2005

That it's an E-IDE drive that I'm after, not a SATA one.

  Chezdez 22:07 08 Mar 2005

maxtor, seagate, or western digital

all are good makes, will last a while./

decide which name is coolest i guess!

  Totally-braindead 23:36 08 Mar 2005

As Chezdez says, just make sure its a 7200 rpm one with the larger 8mb buffer, don't go for the slightly cheaper 2mb buffer one.

  Jak_1 01:04 09 Mar 2005

Agree with Totally-braindead, you get what you pay for. For the sake of a couple of £'s the higher spec one will give the best performance 7200rpm should be a minimum for any hdd with today's pc's and the higher the buffer the better the performance.

  byfordr 08:32 09 Mar 2005

Agree with Chezdez. Maxtor being my current favourites.

Just ordered ones of these click here Hopefully should be here today! 16mb cache, 3yr warranty.

Try click here click here click here click here in your search



  Red Devil 10:54 09 Mar 2005

Cheers for the info.

Just ordered the one that you have.

  byfordr 11:25 09 Mar 2005

The Maxtor 9 I have already has been good...hoping this ones even faster!

  kimosabi 21:39 09 Mar 2005

I don't know if you have a LIDL STORE near you but they have a good buy 250gb 7200rpm £89 this week in store on the 10march I find LIDLs no problems taking things back if not satisfied
good luck on your search anyway

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