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HonestJhon

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Anyone have the maxtor 60 gig, 2 meg buffer, 7200 rpm hard drive?
i am thinking about getting this, since at the local fry's, it is 139. sorry i dont know the model number of this drive, but i am looking into a new hard drive within a week or two, and this one looks good.

oh yeah, anyone looking for a laptop, look in the classified section, i have one for sale!

-DAvid

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ycs46241

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here are some prices at pricewatch<A HREF="http://www.pricewatch.com/" target="_new">http://www.pricewatch.com/</A>
$210 - EIDE 100GB
$142 - EIDE 80.0GB
$196 - EIDE 75.0GB
$97 EIDE 60.0GB
$84 - EIDE 45.0GB
$73 - EIDE 40.0GB
$73 - EIDE 30.7GB
$74 - EIDE 30.0GB
$94 - EIDE 25.0GB
$63 - EIDE 20.0GB
$258 USB 80.0GB
$176 USB 60.0GB
$151 - USB 40.0GB
$142 - USB 30.0GB
$131 - USB 20.0GB
$115 USB 13.0GB
$109 USB 10.0GB
$80 - USB 64MB
$48 - USB 32MB
$38 - USB 16MB
$1306 SCSI 181.6GB
$399 - SCSI 73.4GB
$470 - SCSI 50.0GB
$499 - SCSI 47.0GB
$178 SCSI 36.7GB
$178 SCSI 36.4GB
$86 - SCSI Ultra160
$355 - Firewire 100.0GB
$251 - Firewire 80.0GB
$339 - Firewire 75.0GB
$198 - Firewire 60.0GB
$161 - Firewire 40.0GB
$165 - Firewire 30.0GB
$155 Firewire 20.0GB
$3299 - Attached 320GB
$3598 - Attached 300GB
$2125 - Attached 120GB
$2395 - Attached 73GB
$524 - Attached
$239 - 15000rpm
$49 - 10000rpm
$365 - Stackable
$112 - SGI
$115 - RAID
$45 - Pluggable
$45 - Fibre Channel
$27 - External
$10 - ...All in Category
 

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Yeah, I have one 60GB and three 30GB drives. They are all from the Diamond Max Plus 60 series (7200RPM, 2MB cache, ATA00).

I really like these drives and I get pretty good performance out of all four of them. I get a sustained transfer of 36MB/sec out of the 30GB with a seek time of around 9.0ms.

Hope that helps you out!

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FatBurger

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Umm...how is that huge list of prices going to help him?

I have two of the DMP 60's as well. I get 36MB/s from both in a RAID 0, but not from a single one. Still trying to figure out how Lars gets that :(
I'll download HDTach tonight and post my results.

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Don't you love it! I was surprised myself! Good seek time and really good sustained transfer. Couldn't ask for any less ... I got that bench off of the drive having about 2GB's of data on it within Windows Millennium. I don't seem to do as good in Win2k. *POS*

I posted my RAID bench. I get 43MB/sec sustained on a 9.6ms seek.
<A HREF="http://home.earthlink.net/~larscoleman/benchnew.html" target="_new"><font color=blue>Check it</font color=blue></A>

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FatBurger

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Ahh....FAT32?
Faster than NTFS. I was getting worried that I had screwed up my drives :)

At least my RAM scores are better...lol

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Lars_Coleman

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I'm actually running NTFS in Windows 2000. That might be why my performance is much worse!

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ok, i think that i am going to be getting the hard drive today. and i am going to put my old 10 gig maxtor in my little sister's computer, which is darelect right now because it's 5 gig wd crapped out after 2 years of use....hehe
i havent had a good experience with wd, except for the one that i put in my older sister's computer, the 30 gig 7200rpm one...it seems to work great, and it is pretty fast.
no probs so far, *KNOCK ON WOOD*
i sure hope that the new maxtor that i am gonna get lasts as long as the one i have in my computer right now...i think that it has been like 4 years now...
i know i got it when ata-66 had only been out for a while...but not sure, i know it cost a bunch for the ata-66 controller, and the drive was kinda exp....but worth it to me.

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HonestJhon

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Alright, took a trip to fry's...
and let me tell you, i think that they should set up some sort of frequent buyers miles system or something, because in the past few weeks, i have spent so much time and money in that place!
well, i walked over to the parts department, and over to the hard drive section.
i saw the 60 gig maxtor i had been looking into..
but then, out of the corner of my eye, i saw the brand new ata-133 40 gig maxtor for about 30 less....all the other specs were the same, 7200 rpm, 2 meg buffer, 3.5"3 year warranty...but it had a faster seek time, and was udma 133.
this thing was going for $99!!!!!!!!!!!
this thing is fast as hell,
sure, it isnt running at ata-133, only 100 on the mobo, but this thing accesses REALLY FAST!!!!!
i know it is 20 gigs less, but this thing was 30 bucks less, and more future compatible...
so it was the better deal in my eyes...
too bad this was a promotional sale that ended today...
man, i am glad that i saw that, and that i didnt wait until this weekend...
gotta love fry's!
oh yeah, and anyone who lives near a fry's and uses pc-133, and doesnt have that much, get yer arse over to fry's, and get a stick of 256 megs of pc-133 for $20!!!!!!!
i know i am sounding like an ad for fry's here, but they seem to have sale-itis or something...
the drive i got is the MAXTOR DIAMOND/PLUS D740X 40GB DMA/133.
sweet drive...
but the only thing is, that on my k7s5a, hard drive tach goes nuts, and give me a bsod, but i am thinking that it is my el-cheapo ddr, and i am thinkin about getting the mushkin ram with heat spreaders...but maybe the crucial...just because in the manual, they say that the crucial 256 meg stick has been tested on this board...

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Lars_Coleman

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Right on, Right on. Hope it works for you! I Have played with a few of those drives and they are pretty nice!

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