Hard drive choice
Wed Mar 7 12:54:32 PST 2007
Bill Campbell wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 07, 2007, Tony Alfrey wrote:
>> OK, my fancy new MB has arrived, a Gigabyte GA-7VT600. Oooooohh!
>> Now I need some drives. My old drives were SCSI but the list has
>> convinced me that trying to use my old SCSI drives and controller might
>> be a waste of time, but I'd like to have some very reliable hard drives
>> and maybe be able to use device names like my SCSI drives (sda, sdb,
>> etc.) and be able to use several drives. So are SATA drives what I
>> should use? I like Seagate drives because they have been reliable in
>> the past and they have been very good about warranty replacements.
>> Any suggestions so I can go down to Fry's and blow off half the afternoon?
> Industrial quality SATA drives are available, and are (a) generally more
> expensive, (b) have the same internals as SCSI drives, (c) have capacities
> like SCSI (e.g. 18GB, 73GB insteald of multiples of 10, and (d) are usually
> 10,000 rpm or faster. We've had good luck with the WD Raptors.
OK, I'm off to Fry's to see what they got.
tonyalfrey at earthlink.net
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