Hard drive choice

Tony Alfrey tonyalfrey
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.

Tony Alfrey
tonyalfrey at earthlink.net
"I'd Rather Be Sailing"

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