Ditto,same drive here.NATO said:Yip, 7200.9 here (160GB Seagate), although immediately stripped out and replaced with Western Digital drives
NATO said:I didn't even know you could do that! Could you give more information as to exactly how to do this?
THX1139 said:Sorry for the thread theft. But this is sort of on topic...
I wanted to ask those of you who bought new drives, what do you recommend?
Ouch.. those are expensive! Guess I'll have to save my money. Until then, the sweet spot for pricing is in the 250GB size drives.Macinposh said:Well, the "research" i did, three drives came most often up.
WD 500GB RE2 (WD5000YS)
Maxline Pro 500GB (7H500F0)
Segate 750GB (T3750640AS)
Barefeats has a blurb about the 7200.10 write issue on at least the 320GB and 750GB models when used in a non-RAID configuration under the "Seagate Puzzles" heading near the bottom of the page. Seagate does have an updated firmware out to address the four Seagate 750GB striped hard drives performance issue (but not for the non-RAID slow write issue).Macinposh said:Segate came up negatively,because MPs apparently cant handle them when in four disk raid 0 (dont know how they behave in raid 10?), getting a negative impact in writes and speeds.
The few reviews that i have read (storage,anandtech,barefeats etc..) the maxtors have been competing about the topspot and gaining it once in a while.THX1139 said:Ouch.. those are expensive! Guess I'll have to save my money. Until then, the sweet spot for pricing is in the 250GB size drives.
Interesting you chose the Maxtor. I don't have the link...maybe I read it on storage review dot come... but the Maxtor didn't fair well. The review I read favored the Seagate...if memory serves. Damn... now I'll have to go find the article.