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  1. Just want to chime in, albeit with large delay, lol, regarding enclosures and OEM drives I'd like to make is that very frequently external drives are priced lower than their OEM counterparts. As a matter of fact, a few bargain data centers used to buy large numbers of external drives and rip out the HDDs for their server racks. So most people actually prefer to buy externals not for the enclosure but for the drive within which is often cheaper than bare/retail drive by itself. Although it seems that lately this is being discouraged by the drive makers, invalidating warranty and whatnot.
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    Crucial C300 Failure

    Hmm, got any links for that? I wanna know more about this sort of issue
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    Storage Review Site Update

    hmm... I think this it the time for 90$ 2tb drives...
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    The Fall of StorageReview

    I'm glad to see SR back in business! Don't disappear on us again like that
  5. Doesn't include the upcoming king - Crucial RealSSD C300
  6. Gee man, leak test before u turn on the comp.... I spent like 3-4 days setting up the watercooling thing before I turned it on, but it's been running since without an incident (knock on wood ) U got lucky this time, next time it might fry all cpus
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    The 7200.8 thread

    Thanks for reply. DOes that diminish the life of the HD tho? I mean running it a little hot? It does have 5 year warranty but I am worried about data
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    The 7200.8 thread

    I got 300gb PATA version. So far so good, installation was smooth, only Norton Ghost 9 was giving me crap because I was trying to convert FAT32 partition to a NTFS. The only thing that worries me a lot is that this drive is running really, really hot. In relatively cool conditions - room temp at 70-75F, it's was running up to 55C during intensive use (formatting, copying files etc). Compared to my old IBM DPTA drive, 34gb, which it replaced, it runs very hot, I couldn't even hold my finger on it, so hot it was - after I shut down the computer... I dunno what's the deal with that, but it's too hot for my taste. My mobo is IC7 and it's rumored to report higher temp than normal, but does it affect HD temp reading? This seagate is the only drive I can get the reading off and it worries me how high it gets. My ambient temp in the case hovers around 30-32C, and this 300gb drive is running 46-47C right now (in use, defraggin), after I opened up a hole in the case close to it. I guess I have to cool it with a fan or something to make sure it doesn't cook itself Forget about putting a drive on top or below it in the same cage, it'll surely fry, and might take the neghbor with it
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    Seagate drives made in China

    When brits get back on top, then everyone will speak proper Brit English, but for now, it's all American
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    The 7200.8 thread

    Can u also let us know in advance whether this drive is suitable for video-editing? In advance
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    Dell 2001FP image corruption

    Ur problem is not monitor related, it's videocard. Try updating drivers to the newest ones. Also try updating ur codecs
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    1 Tb drives

    I have 100mbit connection, I'd like 1tb drive please.. NOW!
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    Hitachi vs Seagate?

    new Hitachi T7K250 looks nice with new 125gb platters
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    Hitachi Deskstar 7K250

    I got a replacement for my one of the 2 old 7k250s (one died on me a month ago), well, the old (sep. 2003) drive works without any sounds whatsoever, but the new one (mar 2004) clicks once in a while. No cat sounds so far. Anyone knows, if the drives can actually develop this cat sound after being used for a bit?
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    Hitachi 7k250 Dies On Me

    My controller is regular Intel 875 chipset controller, nothing fancy... Appears, the bad drive is dead... completely, even though bios and DFT recognize it, they can't fix it, it's totally dead I was not able to retreive data unfortunately, so that is that. Oh well, RMA time.