Which 160 Gig SATA Internal Drive?

mowogg

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I want to add a 160 Gig internal drive as a second drive in the G5. OWC has Hitachi/IBM, Maxtor and Western Digital drives and they are all within $7 of each other.
Does anyone have a brand recommendation? I'm looking for a quiet, reliable drive for PVR recording.

TIA,
Rob
 

Zeke

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I love my IBM/hitachi, the stupid Maxtor in the computer is so loud that it really doesn't matter which hard drive you get but this one is very quiet.
 
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daveL

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Zeke said:
I love my IBM/hitachi, the stupid Maxtor in the computer is so loud that it really doesn't matter which hard drive you get but this one is very quiet.
I have 2 250GB Maxtors in my G5 PM. I don't find them noisy at all.
 
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mowogg

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The Seagate is more expensive. I thought they were about the same cost, but I was comparing the 120 Gig Seagate. It's $119 at OWC. The 200 Gig is only $137. That's not bad.

Thanks for the input. It looks like it'll be a Seagate!
 
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Reuven

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Seagate has launched a new SATA HDD version 7200.2 I think its is, I just got one 160GB as well runs fantasic :D I would go with a Seagate they also give you 3 years warrenty on it as well :D
 
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Eastend

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mowogg said:
I want to add a 160 Gig internal drive as a second drive in the G5. OWC has Hitachi/IBM, Maxtor and Western Digital drives and they are all within $7 of each other.
Does anyone have a brand recommendation? I'm looking for a quiet, reliable drive for PVR recording.

TIA,
Rob
Rob go to http://www.barefeats.com/ and look around it, but somebody else already mentioned Maxtor, I think barefeats com is partial to them. Anyway look through their speed test and all around the site for information, Good Luck.

Brian
 
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Xeem

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I always recommend against Maxtor, in my experience they fail more than any other brand of hard drive.
 
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BornAgainMac

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I have 2 250 Ghz Maxtors. I would have got the Segate but they didn't have 250's in stock. It's quiet compared to my 6800 GT graphics card so I don't know if the drives are loud or not.

I can log into my Powermac remotely from my Powerbook in the next room so it doesn't matter to me. And when I game on my G5, I crank the volume of my soundsticks.
 
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Nermal

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Xeem said:
I always recommend against Maxtor, in my experience they fail more than any other brand of hard drive.
I second this. I always buy Seagate, which seem to be the cheapest here in NZ, despite somebody above saying that they're more expensive. Different markets with different prices, I guess.
 
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combatcolin

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mowogg said:
I want to add a 160 Gig internal drive as a second drive in the G5. OWC has Hitachi/IBM, Maxtor and Western Digital drives and they are all within $7 of each other.
Does anyone have a brand recommendation? I'm looking for a quiet, reliable drive for PVR recording.

TIA,
Rob
160GB? Pah! Thats girly size!

Go for as big as you can get, you will fill it. ;)
 
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freiheit

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Samsung's SpinPoint series SATA drives (80GB, 120GB and 160GB) are very nice. I have one in my G4 PowerMac (using a SeriTek SATA card) and am quite happy. I use it when capturing DV in iMovie and converting to DVD in iDVD, plus for general storage space.

They're also pretty inexpensive. NewEgg.com sells the 160GB model for about US$95 (that price actually went UP from a week ago when it was $93.50).
 
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iPlm

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I have a 200gigs Seagate and it's great. As I saw in some benchmarks, Seagate is a little bit slower than some Western Digital's (not counting the Raptor), but I'm telling you, you won't have any problems with Seagate hard drives ;)
 
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