Hard Drive Decision

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Ikstej24, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Ikstej24 macrumors regular

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    Currently I have a WD Raptor as a boot drive. I love the performance but hate the noise and power it sucks up.

    Anyone have any recommendations for a new fast SATA boot drive?
     
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  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I dunno, I have two IBM/Hitachi DeskStar 7K250 250GB SATA drives. They're pretty quiet and fast. I imagine that any SATA 7200RPM drive from any of the major vendors would be nice and quiet compared to a Raptor.
     
  4. Ikstej24 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Went with the Maxtor SATA II MaXLine. From the reviews it sounded like the fastest according to recent tests.


    "February 4th, 2006 -- New Maxtor SATA II MaXLine appears to be a screamer, according to the tests run by AMUG. The reported 70MB/s sustained write speed makes it the fastest 7200rpm SATA II drive and rivals the Raptor 10K in sustained transfer speeds. That's model 7V300F0 which is a bargain at $130 for 300GB."
     
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  6. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    There are enclosures you can buy from the PC world that are made to reduce sound of a hard drive and will mount internally in a 5.25" bay. Not sure if it will fit in your mac, but it be worth a google or two.
     

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