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  1. #1
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    Seagate any good?

    Seagate 40.8GB EIDE / 5400 / 2MB / 8.9 / ATA-100 / Hard Drive
    only $72 on http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati..._tlc.asp?id=08

    im thinking about getting it.

    Anyone konw if they are any good? Or can anyone list which name brands are usually good, or which are bad?

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    Yeah Seagate is pretty good I have some really old Seagate drives that still run pretty good.. I would say as long as you go with a decent name you should be ok ie: Seagate, Maxtor, Western Digital.

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    excellent. I have two in this desktop. One is a few years old now and hasn't skipped a beat.

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    I have used seagate on a desktop, however the drive was virtually in use 24 / 7 and Its still going strong years later.

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    Seagate makes very reliable drives, I have one around here that runs like a champ and its nearly 5 years old. I have never really heard anything bad about their drives. However the price you listed is a little cheap, I can get you a 60GB 7200 RPM Seagate for that much.
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    Instead, print this page:

    http://www.compusa.com/adproducts/html_ad/default.asp

    take it to CompUSA and get yourself a Western Digital 80 GB 7200 RPM SE drive with 8MB cache (instead of 2MB) from CompUSA for $80.

    But you've got to hurry, it expires at closing on the 12th.
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    <-- canada =(

    no compusa here

    i would ask hostpath or someone who has a compusa near them to go get one for me and then i could paypal them the $80 + shipping but it closes on the 12th, so i dont think anyone would do that for me.

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    Last time I used a Seagate drive was a few years ago (850 MB). The jumpers were horribly set up and unintuitive, and when I left my computer on at school over spring break there must have been a power surge or something, because it killed the drive. However a Western Digital 4.3 GB I had still worked fine (and still does in an old system).

    Current HDD is a 20 GB Western Digital 7200 RPM. I'm pushing the capacity but I can't justify an upgrade.
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    lol

    Well, i would imagine they are 10x better now.. after all, that WAS 850mb...

    they have gigs now

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    GB!? You're kidding, right? OMG!

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    Haven't had any problems with Seagate drives, I have found them to be very reliable.
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    Never had any problems with them, I have a seagate drive that must be 5 years old or so.. Still is fine..

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    oh, another good thing about SeaGate's in my own opinion... they are 'incredibly' quiet. The 60 gig in my desktop virtually doesn't make a sound when it's being accessed. If there's a long load happening I sometimes find myself looking to make sure I see the hard drive light blinking

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  14. #14
    Here's an even BETTER deal, IMO:

    Buy this WD 120 GB 7200 RPM hard drive for $198.00 from Dell online and get $100 back. If you look, you should be able to find a 15% off online discount code. That means you get 120 GB hard drive for around $70 when its all said and done...

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...=0-0-0-0-4wd23

    There ya go...
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    I cant speak for their IDE drives, but I have been a user of their SCSI drives for a long time (though not in my personal systems) and they are great.

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    I am using Seagate, no problems at all, and I love the black rubber cover
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