Re: Please recommend a quality 4GB hard drive
On Mon, 13 Oct 1997, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
i personally have, as my primary drive, an IBM Deskstar 3.6gb. it's *fast*
for an eide drive. it was rated fastest by a major computing magazine,
although i forget which one. it definitely lives up to the billing. they
run about $250 new from several outlets (insight, pczone, cdw, etc.)
hope this helps,
> On Sat, Oct 11, 1997 at 08:38:23PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> > Simon Karpen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Which WD drives have you had good luck with?
> > > I have yet to see a recent one last more than a year...
> > I have several (3) old Caviar drives. One is a 170 meg and the other
> > two are 540 meg. One is six years old; the other, probably about 5;
> > and the third is about the same. All worked fine for at least the
> > first 4-5 years of their life even though they were powered up
> > 24/7/365. The 170 developed some bad sectors about 1/2 year ago; the
> > younger 540 meg had the same problem at about the same time. The
> > 5-year-old 540 meg is still going strong.
> > Considering that they were all cheap IDE drives, originally installed
> > in a poorly-ventilated case, it is not bad.
> I have similar good experiences with WD. I have a 730mb which is nearly
> 3 years old (light load, 24/7 operation) which works fine; actually
> come to think of it I have an old 340mb from about 4-5 years ago
> which has been running 24/7 for the last two years with no problems.
> The 730 has a bad sector or two and is quite noisy now but is otherwise
> fine. I have a 1.6GB in my workstation which is nearly two years old.
> I also have a Quantum 3.2Gb of about one year in this machine
> and I find the Quantum to be a bit slower. I would probably buy WD again,
> although I would want ultra DMA next, or maybe even SCSI (which WD
> don't do?)
> Hamish Moffatt, StudIEAust email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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