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  1. Laglorden2

    Seagate Momentus 7200.1 SATA

    I believe the "review discussion" link should point to this thread, now it points to the thread about the Raptor... It's worth thining about making a small PC with a single SATA drive of this kind and putting the PC I now use with a lot of noisy drives into the closet and calling it a server instead... Anyway thanks, a much better review than that on X-bit labs where they compared it to Hitachi 7k60 which is OLD...
  2. Yes my drives on my primary ide channel are in pio mode and were selected to pio only, now I switched it to dma if available. Now it won't switch off of pio mode, how can I get it back into dma mode 4 etc? Strange thing is my secondary channel is working fine in dma mode 4 and was set to dma if available. thanks for the help 215618[/snapback] Remove the drives (from the device manager) and reboot, "sometimes" that doesn't work and you have to remove the idechannel (the card) too and reboot (maybe a couple of times) to fix.
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    Seagate up next with 7200.9

    Maxtor has also "announced" 500Gb drives that are not for sale yet Who's left? WD?
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    Changing Drive Letters

    I think you need to install windows sp1 or enable biglba in the registry
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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.8

    Thank you very much for this review!
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    Elsewhere: Seagate 400Gb vs. Hitachi 400Gb

    Edit: This is a much better review:
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    Elsewhere: Seagate 400Gb vs. Hitachi 400Gb

    The Seagate data sheets don't mention the number of disks and heads at all. 202915[/snapback] No, the data sheets don't mention this but Seagates marketing department doesn't exactly hide it either:
  8. First they publish an article claiming the 7200.8 is quieter than 7200.7 (something Seagate's own specification sheet doesn't support). Then they publish this; Saying Seagate only uses 4 platters instead of Hitachis 5. No, actually it's 3 platters in the Seagate drive. And they have 5 different benchmarks all measuring sustained throughput, no recording of actual use... And... isn't Hitachi's new generation (SATA-II) 7K500 and T7K250 already out? or will be generally availible really soon now... So why this review, now? Oh, well I hope this site starts reviewing discs again soon!!!
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    Why is Raptor 36Gb slower than 74GB?

    No, you probably have the old version of the drive. if Raptor were like other drives they should have named the drives somthing like Raptor I - WD360 Raptor II - WD720 and now, just recently they have upgraded the 36 Gb drive to the same standard as the 72Gb drive so: Raptor II - WD360 or Raptor SE? When you buy 36Gb drives you have to take care buying the Second edition faster drive, you probably can see this somehow on the serial#.
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    Ok this is doin my head in. 80pin/40pin? wtf

    Of course it's 80 pin cables!! unless you have 3 ide connectors on them, then it's 120 pin cables
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    Reliability database missing latest models.

    I wish that the requirement for discs to be reviewed to be in the survey would be removed and all discs that are sold could be in it instead. Maybe just enter "dummy" values for performance/noise etc until it is reviewed. Some discs will never be reviewed?
  12. Even if they are striped, there are programs availible (too lazy look it up) to "stitch" them together if they work separatly in a machine as indicated. (not too hard acually, I've made a <10-line kornshell-script which does it in AIX)
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    Performance decrease with 120GB HD

    Did you install it on the same IDE-cable? Check (in the device manager) that windows hasn't dropped the 30Gb disk to "PIO-mode".
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    New 500Gb Hitachi drives announced

    You mean the difference between the "T" and "not T" versions? If the "max media data rate" are any indication the difference will be about 3%? I'm a bit confused as it says the 7K500 will use 16 Mb cache in the SATA version but it doesn't say what the cache will be in the TK250 (or have I missed something) The "mikey" 1.0" (8-10Gb) sounds like it will be in the next version of Ipod Mini.... (Ssccchhhh *looks around nervously* do not repeat this or Apple will sue SR too ) Interesting nonetheless... I would have bought the Maxtor Maxline III 250 or 300 gB if it was in the store this past monday... now this comes along to confuse me... damn!
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    Partition Magic Sucks

    I have also lost data because of partition magic, but in my case it was "just" the boot/windows-partition and quite easy (although not fun) to reinstall... But, correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't Partition Magic write in _BIG BOLD LETTERS_: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BACKUP BEFORE... bla bla bla (although this kind of defeats at least half the purpose of being able to resize partions... If you make a backup you might as well repartion the drives and write back the data yourself)