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 Post subject: hitachi hard drive good or bad?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:26 pm 
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hi ya :D

http://shop4.outpost.com/product/3983238

This drive is awfully cheap, after rebate, compared to maxtor or WD. So are these drives good? I know Hitachi made the IBM harddrives, so im not sure if its good now :(

Also, which sound card is better?
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductde ... 101&DEPA=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 162&depa=1

I do play games, but only with headphones and i listen to music alot.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: hitachi hard drive good or bad?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:38 pm 
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Azn wrote:
Also, which sound card is better?
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductde ... 101&DEPA=1
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 162&depa=1

I do play games, but only with headphones and i listen to music alot.

Thanks.


The Audigy is better for games because it doesnt ask your cpu do all the work when you're playing games.


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 Post subject: Re: hitachi hard drive good or bad?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:47 pm 
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Azn wrote:
hi ya :D

I do play games, but only with headphones and i listen to music alot.

Thanks.


M-Audio = The KING for music playback! I love mine!

Audigy2 ZS = The KING for gamez EAX and all that. Not to mention DVD-Audio.

I personally own the M-Audio becuase I want fidelity over everything so that's my $0.02


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 2:34 pm 
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nm the harddrive :D. i just got a WD 160 gig for 75 bucks at circuit city after rebates. not bad, i think.

<< M-Audio = The KING for music playback! I love mine! >>

So would the audigy 2 do good in music too? In newegg, the m audio doesnt mention anything about EAX support :(


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:06 pm 
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well, the audigy sounds superb, but the maudio is said to be slightly better sounding.


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nm the harddrive :D. i just got a WD 160 gig for 75 bucks at circuit city after rebates. not bad, i think.

<< M-Audio = The KING for music playback! I love mine! >>

So would the audigy 2 do good in music too? In newegg, the m audio doesnt mention anything about EAX support :(


Well, if you mainly use headphones, then I think the whole fidelity argument goes out the window unless you have REALLY good headphones.

That said, I'd go for the Audigy 2 ZS myself for the game support.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 2:00 pm 
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they are getting better. id get it


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The M-Audio sounds insane. Period. It *does* support EAX1 for sure. Not sure about EAX2. EAX3 = Exclusive to Audigy iirc

Plus M-Audio drivers = solid (too simple in design to be shitty)

Audigy drivers = someone else speak on this cuz I dunno


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:25 pm 
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Hiitachi hard drives are incrdible. Go buy one NOW!!

Read some reviews or MaxPC and you will see. They're considered by many to be the best hard drives on the market today except for the WD Raptors. Just to clear things up a little, Hitachi bought IBM's hard drive devision and made major improvements. So it's not an IBM hard drive with a Hitachi sticker slapped on it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:13 am 
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crap, well i already put in this WD drive and put all info on it. :(

But next time ill look for a hitachi drive then, i just thought they were failures like b4, guess not. Hmm maybe ill go sata next time too heh.

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crap, well i already put in this WD drive and put all info on it. :(

But next time ill look for a hitachi drive then, i just thought they were failures like b4, guess not. Hmm maybe ill go sata next time too heh.

thanks


The WDs are still very good drives, but the Hitachi does beat it in several benchmarks and is pretty close in the ones it loses...

http://www.storagereview.com/articles/2 ... A80_1.html


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Azn wrote:
crap, well i already put in this WD drive and put all info on it. :(

But next time ill look for a hitachi drive then, i just thought they were failures like b4, guess not. Hmm maybe ill go sata next time too heh.

thanks


Oh well, WD makes good drives as well. Next time


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good as in reliabilty or speed?

Im really looking for reliability, because i put all my info onto that drive. My raid 0 ide is kept pretty clean excepty for os, games, progrmas, docs so itll continue to run fast.

I guess the reason why i dont trust hitachi drives is because i have the deskstar , the faulty one. I had 60 gigs on there, and its probably still on there, but i cant get the hdd to be detected (at least it starts up :P)


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Azn wrote:
good as in reliabilty or speed?

Im really looking for reliability, because i put all my info onto that drive. My raid 0 ide is kept pretty clean excepty for os, games, progrmas, docs so itll continue to run fast.

I guess the reason why i dont trust hitachi drives is because i have the deskstar , the faulty one. I had 60 gigs on there, and its probably still on there, but i cant get the hdd to be detected (at least it starts up :P)


Both.

And honestly, IBMs drives were good, excluding those two series (60GXP and 75GXP).


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:51 am 
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for the record, I am on my 3rd 60GXP, this last one manufactured by hitachi, and not the IBM. this one is working flawlessly.

I'd say whatever problems they had got fixed.


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