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Need to replace Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mosskeeter, Aug 3, 2004.

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  1. Mosskeeter

    Mosskeeter Thread Starter

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    My HD died on me (ran into a bad cluster while doing a complete scan and then failed to reload, etc.) and I need to replace it with a suitable substitute that is the same capacity. The old one was a Maxtor D540X 60GB ATA/100, I think the most appropriate replacement would be a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus-9 ATA/133 60GB, but I wonder if anyone could confirm this. The OS is Windows Me.
     
  2. brite750

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    Yes that's fine, but it will most likely run at the 100 not 133 data rate which is fine.
     
  3. sligo

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    Have you considered greater capacity--drives are so cheap these days--If you are a gamer or edit video I would recommend the 7200 rpm 8mb cache version of any drive you buy.
     
  4. Mosskeeter

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    Thanks for the response. I could tell the thing was acting strange, so for the first time in a year I wisely burned hard copies of over 1000 digital photos that were on that HD. Two hours later it was dead. Amen.
     
  5. Mosskeeter

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    Regarding greater capacity HD: I have a set of 3 system mirror/restore discs and the easiest replacement requires that I get the same size HD. I also think that the processor (P3) probably couldn't handle much more. But yes, I'll probably pay more per GB than I should. It seems as if the 60GB's are borderline being discontinued but prices are not coming down- I guess a lot of people are still buying them for the same reason I am.
     
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    Most backup/imaging programs do not care if the hard drive's capacity changes. However, buy a drive that suits your needs.
     
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