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 Post subject: Which hard drive to buy
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 6:57 pm 
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I'm looking at these two Hard Drives... http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 359&depa=1
Newegg.com - Maxtor 6B300S0 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 064&depa=1
Newegg.com - Seagate ST3300831AS Hard Drives


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your motherboard chipset must support ncq to get any use from it, and it must also support sataII


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:38 pm 
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I have this motherboard.So I take it those hard drives wont work with it... http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 478&depa=1
Newegg.com - Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboards - AMD


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:39 pm 
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If you want the Maxtor one, you can get the 250GB one (w/ the NCQ and 16MB buffer). NewEgg seems to be raping people in that $180 price tag. ChiefValue.com has the same drive for $155. link.

As far as the 300GB one, it says it has the SATA 150 interface, so wouldn't that still work on a mobo with SATA capabilities anyway?

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g.m.waters (red ranger3) wrote:
your motherboard chipset must support ncq to get any use from it, and it must also support sataII


This is a little misleading if not read correctly. He's saying that the NCQ feature on the hard drives will be "moo" since you have a motherboard that doesn't support it. However, if you have at least a SATA port available, the drives themselves will work.

Anyway, the Maxtor is cheaper, and the performance difference is basically nill. Go with it. That is, unless you want the 5-year warranty.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:58 am 
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300GB seagate for $170 after rebate
http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4303165
250GB maxtor pata with 16MB cache for $130 no rebate
http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4227144


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:16 pm 
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Thanks for all the help...I would have thought with 16mb cache would have been alot better then 8mb...It also has to be sata...


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