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cool.gif posted on 6-15-2006 at 09:04 PM Reply With Quote
Maxtor 250gb 7200rpm retail



got 2 of these for 99$cad/each + tax

at first, i was going to buy just one, but then i said screw that, there isn't really a point of buying just one. But i really wanted to replace the old 80gb which i use for BT.

after a long thought of how to set these babes up, i just decided to raid 0 them through my promise fasttrack100 tx2. now i have an additional wooping 500gb of storage :headbang:

i seriously should have spent that money elsewhere :( but i can't stop dreaming about having 4HDs to raid5 them one day!

impulse buying.. i guess i would've bought 4 of these if they weren't P-ATA and weren't the 2 last left on the shelf hehe.

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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 09:08 PM Reply With Quote


You and Maxtor :p :puke:

Dude!

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus10 EIDE 250GB ATA-133 7200RPM 16MB Buffer (OEM) $92.00 + tax at CanadaComputers!

Maxtor DiamondMax 10 SATA (3.0Gb/s) 250GB 7200RPM 16MB Buffer (OEM) $97.00 + tax at CC too!
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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 09:11 PM Reply With Quote


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You and Maxtor :p :puke:

Dude!

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus10 EIDE 250GB ATA-133 7200RPM 16MB Buffer (OEM) $92.00 + tax at CanadaComputers!


Again with your threadcrapping. I hop on in to a new thread from a member, and you're sh*tting all over it already. He bought a high capacity HD at a very fair price, considering that he did not have ANY rebate scam/time to deal with. I'd say his PATA/UATA was good to go for his storage needs.

IllusionX: how about a HD cooler to mount on the HDs? They're fairly cheap, and the real aluminum ones dissapate the heat well, especially for BT needs.




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Again with your threadcrapping. I hop on in to a new thread from a member, and you're sh*tting all over it already. He bought a high capacity HD at a very fair price, considering that he did not have ANY rebate scam/time to deal with. I'd say his PATA/UATA was good to go for his storage needs.

IllusionX: how about a HD cooler to mount on the HDs? They're fairly cheap, and the real aluminum ones dissapate the heat well, especially for BT needs.

Clearly you do not know the history of me and Ixxx, so stay out of it.

Anyways man, you know them OEM drives are better than the Retail kits right?! You still have 2 weeks to return it, open or not! :P :P

Maxtor Fireball®, DiamondMax® ATA/SATA and DiamondMax Plus ATA /SATA drives will carry a Standard Warranty Period of 3 years.

Maxtor branded retail hard drive kits will carry a Standard Warranty Period of 1 year.

Impulse buys are always the worst. It's always good to have a friend slap you back into reality. I had a friend buy Moon real estate. :nono:
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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 09:23 PM Reply With Quote


Not many ppl are Maxtor fans, myself included...
Personally, I would have bought an OEM Seagate or Samsung - the 250GB's go for ~$80-$100 each at computer stores.
But I guess it's all personal preference.

I raid0'ed 2x250GBs samsungs in my rig... I hate to say it but I don't feel like it's any much faster than having them not raided lol.

Careful setting up the raid - you may need special drivers depending on your mobo.




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I raid0'ed 2x250GBs samsungs in my rig... I hate to say it but I don't feel like it's any much faster than having them not raided lol.

Really? I find that, when extracting rars to a RAID0 set, it's much faster than to a single drive.
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[*] posted on 6-15-2006 at 10:18 PM Reply With Quote


dude...
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=005935&cid=HD.443

it maybe OEM, but it's still just as good, and that's regular pricing, not sale...

also, take a look one catagory up at the rest of the HDD's and look at the seagate drives...

seagate > maxtor and the pricing there isn't off by very much




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Outpost got a sale for 500GB Maxtor for $189 O_O .... I wanna buy one but no money ~_~ .



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[*] posted on 6-16-2006 at 06:13 AM Reply With Quote


2x Seagate 250gb SATA in Raid0
2x WD Caviar 250gb
1x Maxtor DiamondMax 250gb
1x Maxtor Diamond Max 80gb

~1.33TB.....just cause
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[*] posted on 6-16-2006 at 09:49 AM Reply With Quote


IllX
So it seems that Whitedragon and B000rt are right about Canada Computers having good OEm deals then...?
hmm...
i may consider the same thing to upgrade my HDD

So IllX, i guess you should of asked b00rt before buying it...
as he said, return it man within the 2 weeks...!
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[*] posted on 6-16-2006 at 10:23 AM Reply With Quote


Yeah, the 3 year OEM vs 1 year Retail warranties, alone is why you should buy the OEM drives! I have alot of 120 gig drives that I should be replacing soon, they're starting to get noisier :(
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[*] posted on 6-16-2006 at 12:00 PM Reply With Quote


one thing that piss me off is that when I install mine instead of having 250GB I only get like 200GB or something. What happened to the 50GB?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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one thing that piss me off is that when I install mine instead of having 250GB I only get like 200GB or something. What happened to the 50GB?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


When you buy your 250 "GB" harddrive, it's 250 "GB"s defined by the harddrive manufacturer as 250 billion bytes, but in the computer world it is not this size.

1024 Bytes make up one Kilobyte
1024 Kilobytes make up one Megabyte
1024 Megabytes make up one Gigabyte

So if you have 250 billion bytes, you really only have 250,000,000,000/1024/1024/1024 = ~233 GB.

Factor in other misc. harddrive space that is used for file allocation (a table used by your operating system to identify what files are where, imagine a library, where each book is a file, and the cataloge index is the allocation table), and you end up with less than the so called 250 "GB" you purchased.

I'm sure if you went and bought a brand new car with "250 horsepower" and you went to measure the amount of horsepower at the wheels, it wouldn't be close to 250 hp (save for exceptions such as the SRT-4).
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[*] posted on 6-16-2006 at 12:55 PM Reply With Quote


I got exactly the same drive. Maxtor 250GB, 16MB buffer, 7200RPM. It's not the best drive in the world but certainly a good choice for people looking for huge capacity at a reasinable price.
It does get pretty hot though, so I mounted a two-fan HDD cooler on the bottom.
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[*] posted on 6-16-2006 at 08:03 PM Reply With Quote


i had the 250g from Maxtor for about two months, bought it just because they were cheap, but it was really loud, should have learned my lesson from previous maxtor, they are loud drives. seagate just bought them out, and closed the operation across from my company, laid off 2000 people. go with western digital, i tossed my maxtor after two months and got two 250g westerns for 130 each, a little more expensive, but definitly better drives. in my experience, at 3.0g/s, raid 0 or no raid does not make much of a difference.

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[*] posted on 6-16-2006 at 09:25 PM Reply With Quote


I've actually taken this a step farther. I've pieced together a RAID 1 array, using an old computer, stuffed with a high powered power supply and lots of 400 gig harddrives. (They are cheap. Yes, I know there are bigger drives, but I can afford $150 out of a paycheck easier than $400+.) I have about 2 terabytes so far, but I figure that with PCI expansion cards, I can get up to almost 3 terabytes, with fairly secure data, easily. If you want to ommit the redundency, you can hit 6 terrabytes+.

I've got it hooked up on my LAN, where all my computers in my house can access it. I've ripped about half of my 300+ DVD collection so far using Nero Recode. I've got subtitles, alternate language tracks, and extras.

Coupled with a couple of fairly simple little sub $300 computers hooked up to my televisions, I've got access to my entire colletion anywhere in the house.

I've done the same thing with much of my software and CD's. (Daemon tools is your best friend!)

What's nice about this system is that it's cheap and you can buy in installments. The computer I use is a VERY low end system. All it has to have is the ability to network share. I've got an old Pentium Celeron at 1.0 ghz. Buy one hard drive and you are in business. As you need space, buy more. Hard drives are getting cheaper and more spacious every month.




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[*] posted on 6-16-2006 at 09:42 PM Reply With Quote


anyways... case closed.

i'm going to burn my stuffs and return these drives. they are perfectly fine, no problems what so ever. they aren't noisier than my current drives and are fairly quick, esp because i'm running them in RAID0. my Lian Li case does a pretty good job in cooling the 5 hard drives and my 350w enermax psu does a fairly good job in powering all this hardware.

but i may just keep these drives. it's very simple, i don't want to spend so much time into switching these drives. i am eventually scared of the 1 year warranty. but it's ok, i've almost only had maxtor drives.. i don't see where's the problem.




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[*] posted on 6-19-2006 at 01:27 AM Reply With Quote


I am seriously afraid of ever buying a 1 TB hard drive. Why? Imagine if your drive broke and the head crashed. God, 1 TB of space takes me a month of downloading strait 300KB/s. Raid0 is usually always faster than no raid. 2 hard drives sending data faster than 1. Unless your bottleneck is somewhere else, then hard drive speeds do not matter. 250GBs are nice, but I would have gone SATA, smaller cables :D
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[*] posted on 8-15-2006 at 01:15 PM Reply With Quote


seagate 300gb SATA for $90
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how technoogy has advanced! my 2.5 WD250gb can fit inside my shirt pocket easily :)
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