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Old 08-09-2010, 03:06 PM   #21
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Anyone have a newegg promo code?
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Think Im going to get the cheapest 500g, 7200rpm drive. Any thoughts?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148374
That'll work. Take a look at the Western Digital Black series drives. They're a little more money, but they've got faster response times. I use them in my PC and PS3.
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The one I am replacing is WD, so I am alittle bias against it. Plus I have a seagate external that Ive had for about 4 years that Im pretty happy with.
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Thanks for your help.
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A TOSHIBA DRIVE FAILING!!!!?????!?!?!!!! NO ******* WAY!!!!!!!1!!!

Not surprised. Get a WD replacement and be happy.

Nevermind, I see you said the old one was a WD. I've had 15-20 WD drives and have never had a failure. You must have pissed off the tech gods.
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At some point or another, pretty much every manufacturer has experienced some kind of chronic and systemic problem with one family of drives that makes everybody say "Control Data / Rodime / MiniScribe / Quantum / Shugart / Conner / PrairieTek / WD / IBM / Hitachi / Seagate / Maxtor / Fuji / etc hard drives are crap."

It's not not possible to say that one particular manufacturer's drives, on the whole, are better or worse.

Well, there's SyQuest...
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Well, they might all have their bad luck, but I've surely never heard anyone say "Seagate makes the best drives ever", same for Toshiba and half of the others on your list. I use Seagate drives for skeet shooting practice. Give me the option, and it would likely always be the WD, maybe the Fuji.
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My personal experience:
I have only ever used seagate or WD drives as new installations or replacements. I have never replaced a seagate or WD drive.
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Well, they might all have their bad luck, but I've surely never heard anyone say "Seagate makes the best drives ever",
Oh, I certainly have. Back when the ST-296N came out, Seagate was the absolute king of the universe, maybe a close second to CDC, although their stuff was more enterprise-class. And when the Barracuda-class first came out, they were the absolute hot-****. First 7,200 RPM drives ever.

It's only within the past decade or so that they've lost their golden-idol standing. And it's not that they got any worse, everybody else just caught up to them performance-wise.
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Got the drive, dont feel like paying for Windows. Linux or Ubuntu?
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They are one and the same. But download Ubutu netbook remix.
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I can still use stuff like VLC with that right?
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Well, they might all have their bad luck, but I've surely never heard anyone say "Seagate makes the best drives ever", same for Toshiba and half of the others on your list. I use Seagate drives for skeet shooting practice. Give me the option, and it would likely always be the WD, maybe the Fuji.
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The one I am replacing is WD, so I am alittle bias against it. Plus I have a seagate external that Ive had for about 4 years that Im pretty happy with.
Please re-read what I said, in no way do I say "Seagate makes the best drives ever".
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u dont need to repay for windows use the standard recovery **** that the laptop came with. at most a disk will run you 20 bucks. you already have a windows key code that works that is hard part.
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The laptop in question did not come with any discs. I tried to use other ones I had and they all seem to be refresh discs and nothing else.
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you can downlaod and burn or get the disc from toshiba we did this on my sisters hp after she dropped it and ruined the hd, we put in a good wd 320 gig unit and did a fresh install it was easy.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:45 AM   #38
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Oh well, running Ubuntu now. Seems much better then fighting with Vista. So my lazy/cheap *** FTW.
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