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    I also recommend seagate... get one with scsi
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    Western digital RE 250 GB SATA Hard Drives

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    You want the best, go for 15krpm FC drives lor

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    Quote Originally Posted by alloymist View Post
    I find Seagate pretty decent. Personally, I'll avoid Maxtor at all costs.
    why not maxtor ? they bought over by Seagate... i heard samsung is worse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    why not maxtor ? they bought over by Seagate... i heard samsung is worse...
    ain't it the other way round?
    I tot seagate is the main while maxtor is just a name under seagate?

    say so much, i think a hard disk most importantly, must be hard... strange is how come they drop on the floor then cui...
    too hard become brittle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum View Post
    My Western Digiital is 6 years old now. It is still going strong after countless reformatting and two transplants (from old computer to a new one).
    Me too,been using 2 X WD800JB for a long time now.

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    is it ok to run an external hdd without the casing? (to reduce heat build up)

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    best HDD is ur brain....haha...ok jokes aside...1 of the better 1 wif lower RMA 1 is hitachi amg those few major brands...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox View Post
    is it ok to run an external hdd without the casing? (to reduce heat build up)
    can...but dun put near magnetic places...n dun drop it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamerz View Post
    can...but dun put near magnetic places...n dun drop it...
    dropping shouldn't be a problem, but desktop speakers considered magnetic right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox View Post
    dropping shouldn't be a problem, but desktop speakers considered magnetic right?
    lol....put it a certain dist apart fm it can liao...nt too near can liao...unless ur speaker super big kind....
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    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    Nowadays not many brands to choose from.
    I use Seagate and Maxtor myself.
    Anyway, the main enemies of hard disks are heat and shock. If you want to prolong the life of your hard disk, have a small 12V fan blowing directly over the hard disk to keep it cool. That will go a long way to prolong it's life.
    in theory, the fan will be blowing minute dust and other stuff onto the harddisk itself right? but it shouldn't affect directly on it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox View Post
    in theory, the fan will be blowing minute dust and other stuff onto the harddisk itself right? but it shouldn't affect directly on it right?
    The dust can't get into the hard disk. The way I position the fan is to blow across the top of the HDA, cos the HDA is the one that heats up the most.

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    i concur with some other posters. no such thing as best hard disk. regular back up is the key.
    ive usd maxtor, seagate, IBM , hitachi etc , never had a single hard disk failure. nowadays i just buy based on $/gig.

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    High budget - 2xscsi drive and run raid 1
    Moderate budget -2xsata/ide and run raid 1
    low budget - 1x sata/ide.

    Hitachi or Seagate will do. Raid 1 generally protects again hardward failure. Rem to backup regularly against software corruption/virus etc

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    what is the optimum operating temperature range for hdd? my iMac hovers around 45-54 degrees celsius

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox View Post
    what is the optimum operating temperature range for hdd? my iMac hovers around 45-54 degrees celsius
    air-con room should be ok, but how about at room temperature ? extra fans in CPU ? i had frens who has lotsa of ventilation fans specially build in their CPUs...

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    I intend to get my 500gb Sata internal hdd either tmr or so. The price is now $309. I got a qtn to ask, anyone know if I buy my HDD from Funan Fuwell shop, will the shop absorb the Credit Card admin fee or it apply the same at Sim Lim Square? Most of the shop charge the extra 3% more.

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    Anyone tried the Buffalo SATA 3.5 inch 320 gb external HDD? saw it around but hv no experience with this brand....

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    Some recent article if you are interested.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/01/...7-hdd-rundown/

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