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Old 8th June 2007, 01:09   #76
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Either 160gb Hitachi 2.5 inch hdd, usb casing with only one cable = approx 7200

Or 320gb hitachi 3.5 inch hdd, usb casing with usb and power supply cable = approx 6000.
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i got the hard disk for 6500 and the transcend casing for 700 so the total was 7200.by the way this is the 2.5 inch HD which DOES NOT need the external power supply.

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the 2.5 inch HDD are powered by 5 volts only but the 3.5 inch require 12 and 5 volts both......thats why the 2.5 inch do not need external supply as the USB port can give 5 volts.....
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yeah....i know that jus didnt wanna make it complicating ..


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Ok So for internal HDD hitachi is good too ?
Just wanted to state, for the record that I have long term personal experience with various hard disks and my personal favourite internal drives are Maxtor (my first choice always, reliable like a horse and fast too) and Western Digital (always my next choice).
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Just wanted to state, for the record that I have long term personal experience with various hard disks and my personal favourite internal drives are Maxtor (my first choice always, reliable like a horse and fast too) and Western Digital (always my next choice).
Maxtor....WD....Hitachi...Seagate....are some good brands anything from the above will do a good job but again HDD is more a mechanical equipment and the failure rate is quite high if it is used in a hot environment and after 1-2 years of usage there failure rates goes very high...so it is also good to have Backup of any critical data you have..
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after 1-2 years of usage there failure rates goes very high....
but then how do the internal ones (i.e those that come in-built with the laptops) survive longer times???
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but then how do the internal ones (i.e those that come in-built with the laptops) survive longer times???
They survive because the external ones are exposed to a lot of unfavourable conditions - Hot weather, shocks during transportation, mishandling etc. Whereas the internal ones are safely mounted on their bay inside the cabinet (Unless you're LBM/Fuelled!!) & are not moved around much hence lower stress & shocks on them
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mounted on their bay inside the cabinet (Unless you're LBM/Fuelled!!) & are not moved around much hence lower stress & shocks on them
got it.....hehhehhe

so as per expert views here...the hierarchy is like
Maxtor
WD
Hitachi
Seagate
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Also, as in the case of Iraghava, the heat of the contents of his portable drive, leads to it's short life.
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Also, as in the case of Iraghava, the heat of the contents of his portable drive, leads to it's short life.
You mean you busted my HDD already????
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[quote=low_bass_makker;461290... HDD is more a mechanical equipment and the failure rate is quite high if it is used in a hot environment and after 1-2 years of usage there failure rates goes very high...so it is also good to have Backup of any critical data you have..[/quote]

So true. I've never had any HDD (internal or external) that has lasted more than 3 years. About an external HDD, the problem is that we usually use the external HDD itself as a backup media. I wish there were more reliable (and similarly priced) ways of backing up. Burning a DVD is so much of a hassle -- you can't update the DVD with changed data. All you have is archive versions which could have changed over time, so restoring stuff difficult in the case of most documents.

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So true. I've never had any HDD (internal or external) that has lasted more than 3 years.
Incorrect. It has been 4 years that I've been using my Maxtor external. Being external there is no spin-down and the unit stays on for about 10 hours a day. Nobody makes drives like Maxtor does.

Of course the world's worst horror stories I have had with Seagate.

Of course the irony of it all is that seagate acquired maxtor earlier this year. What now, brown cow?
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seagate and samsung are the worst....the good ones are maxtor ( I had 440 MB HDD in my 486 which lasted 5 years) hitachi , WD....
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Incorrect. It has been 4 years that I've been using my Maxtor external.
Looks like my next one is a Maxtor.
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Looks like my next one is a Maxtor.
You mean Seagate, right? Seagate bought Maxtor in 2006. The takeover was announced in December 2005
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