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  1. What about 2x 320G 7200.10 vs. 1x 740AFAD ? I already have one 320G 7200.10 and a 3112 raid card (collecting dust at the moment). I had a 3rd drive so data backup is not an issue. Costs wise, the 7200.10 solution is usd 100 and the 740AFAD is about usd 180 here in Hong Kong.
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    Which notebook HD ?

    Years ago I got both the 8MB IBM 40GNX and a 16MB Toshiba GAX. The 40GNX is hands down much faster than the 40GB GAX; even faster than benchmarks show: The 60GB GAX has higher areal density, but you can see, even the old 8MB GN does pretty well against it. The new IBM disks are better still. 213429[/snapback] Interesting. The Toshiba I interested is the newer one MK6026GAX. I wonder if the performance is the same. Will the 16M cache can save more tear & wear and battery life (as read&write) in real life.
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    Which notebook HD ?

    I am only interested in the two hd I mentioned. I don't need 7.2k because it would kill the battery time and 4.2k is probably too slow.
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    Which notebook HD ?

    Warranty is not an issue here (Hong Kong). If both are 8M cache, I sure would go with Hitachi but just wondering if the 16M cache Toshiba is faster I have been using a 40G Hitachi 5.4k rpm/8M cache for almost 2 years w/o problems.
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    Which notebook HD ?

    Both Toshiba 60G/16M cache/ 5.4k rpm and Hitachi 60G/8M cache/ 5.4k rpm are about the same price (around 90usd). Which one is better ? I will use it in a digital wallet (digimate ii plus).
  6. Which one would you recommand ? I will partition into 2 drives - OS and data (i.e, BT). At the moment I want to get the wd3200jb due to the size and $/gb. Will the 16M cache on the DM10 help on BT (i.e, less freq. write to the HD and hence better reliability) ? Will the T7k250 be much faster than the wd3200jb ? The thing I don't like the T7k250 is it is only 250G.
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    Deskstar 7K250 - When?

    Sorry for the typo. New series 120G = hkd890 160G = hkd 1250 Old series 120G= hkd880 180G= hkd 1350
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    Deskstar 7K250 - When?

    Already available in Hong Kong The price for the 120G (I believe it is 8M version) sells for hkd 890 (1usd = 7.8 hkd) which is very similar to the old 180GXP. The price for the 180G is hkd1250 which I think it is a tack too expensive I was expected the 240G should sell around the same price as the old 180G (around hkd1350) as both are 3 platters drive but I think it quite be away a bit more expensive since the 180G is already too expensive.
  9. I say yes. I bought the 120G 180GXP yesterday and windows is much more responsive than my 80G Maxtor D740X. I am not saying the Maxtor is a bad HD but I do feel a diff. with my new IBM.
  10. Which is the coldest and can stand the highest temp 7200rpm HD ? I ask this because I want to use it in a bookpc (I know I shouldn't use a 7200rpm HD). Is it the Maxtor ? Seagate is quite hot (I had one before). Remark: Fluid bearing is not available for all HD as they are hard to find or impossible to find in Hong Kong. Thanks.
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    1x WD1200JB or 2x IBM 120GXP RAID

    I am not sure if I should do it because it does not costs much for me do it. I have a 80g Maxtor ata 133 and a 60G IBM GXP60. I already have a abit hotrod pro (ata 100 raid card) sitting here which I got from a bundle deal sometime ago. Now I need to build a new system and I am moving my 60g ibm to the new system. I will buy another hd for my main system anyway so I can just buy another 80g Maxtor ata 133 and do raid. Should I do it ? :roll:
  12. I am going to use the Abit HotRod 100 Pro (already got it). Is the Abit driver (2.0.1019) or the highpoint generic driver (2.31) is better ? Thanks. Tony
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    Considering ABit AT7 MAX

    I got no problems with no serial and parallel ports but USB keyboard is still not popular enough. I am using a high end Logitech wireless optical keyboard/mouse and my keyboard is still of p/s 2 type :cry:
  14. Hi, I am planning to to Raid 0 with a pair of Maxtor ata-133 (80G) on an Abit HotRod 100Pro (which I already have). Since the drives are ata-133, will I benefits from getting a ata-133 raid card ? :? I know a single Maxtor ata-133 on an ata-100 interface but not sure in a raid config. Thanks. Tony
  15. Hi, My Maxtor ata-133 (primary) is shown as running ultra dma-1 while my IBM (on slave) is running ultra dma-5. Is this suppose to be normal ? I am using an Epox 8kha+ which only supports ata-100. Thanks.