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SATA on Nforce2 mobo - [was: Re: choice of HDD]



Hi all,

Any user experiences on SATA on the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe 2.0 mobo in combo
with Debian / Linux? Stable? Any issues?

Pim

>> I am in the market for a new HDD for my Debian (Sarge) Desktop. I have
>> an NForce2 ASUS A7N8X Deluxe 2.0 motherboard with 2 PATA connectors and
>> 2 SATA ones. I guess I prefer SATA because.. well, it's the future :).
>
> around this part of town, at the local "fries" pc general store,
>
> 	hitachi/ibm/maxtor/wd (pata) disks are selling for about
> 	$0.50 per GB 250GB for roughly $130 after $120 rebates
> 	same "1/2 price" deal for 160/120/80 GB versions
> 	( rebates expire at different times .. )
>
>> Any suggestions? I am looking for something fast, in the range of 80-160
>> GB, dependant on price. Price should be in range of 80 - 120 euros, in
>> the Netherlands.



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