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View Poll Results: Which Hard Drives Brand do you go for?
Hitachi 417 21.31%
Maxtor 104 5.31%
Seagate 599 30.61%
Samsung 230 11.75%
Western Digital 1,119 57.18%
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:14 AM   #46
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Can someone please refresh my memory on why HDD original capacity is few GB to over 10 GB lesser after its formatted?

like say a 80GB HDD is 74+GB even before formatting?
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:13 AM   #47
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Maxtor = Seagate now!

HDD quality? Heard from someone who used to worked in Maxtor(SG) and Seagate(Malaysia).
Seem that they have common practise..
Reliable parts that build the HDD usually shipped to IBM or DELL or APPLE.
new suppliers or new parts that build the HDD usually shipped to places like SIM LIM.
Downgraded drives also shipped to places like SIM LIM.. so..

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Old 08-06-2006, 04:34 PM   #48
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Can someone please refresh my memory on why HDD original capacity is few GB to over 10 GB lesser after its formatted?

like say a 80GB HDD is 74+GB even before formatting?
the two Gs refer to different things.

for os, 1G = 1024*1024*1024
for harddisk manufacturer: 1G = 1000*1000*1000
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:47 PM   #49
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why so "many" ppl voted for maxtor and samsung ar?
samsung still ok... but the Maxtor got so many ppl vote?? haha
i have replace more than 20 Maxtor hdd for my friends and companys
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:52 PM   #50
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I also like Maxtor harddisk. Much faster and quite then some other brand. From the poll, many user still did not know how good Maxtor is.
fast is good but wat if there is a higher chance of loss data? last 3 month have contacted dell for the HDD dead... all are maxtor inside... but when they replace, all replace by WD...
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:29 PM   #51
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the two Gs refer to different things.

for os, 1G = 1024*1024*1024
for harddisk manufacturer: 1G = 1000*1000*1000
oh yes!

thanks!
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Old 19-06-2006, 09:36 PM   #52
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hmm.. i would like to get an EXT hard disk. any recommendation?? about 160-200gb. where to buy?? is maxtor alrite? cos it seem to b more cheap. rite?? or should i get WD??
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Old 19-06-2006, 09:42 PM   #53
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hmm.. i would like to get an EXT hard disk. any recommendation?? about 160-200gb. where to buy?? is maxtor alrite? cos it seem to b more cheap. rite?? or should i get WD??
dun get Maxtor.Get Seagate for long warranty(5yrs). Get Hitachi or Western Digital for performance. Samsung for quietness.
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Old 19-06-2006, 10:41 PM   #54
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ohh.. western digital ya.. then they got ide, sata and sata2 rite?? should get wat? seems like alot of shop didnt sell 3.5 western digital hard disk.
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Old 19-06-2006, 10:42 PM   #55
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ohh.. western digital ya.. then they got ide, sata and sata2 rite?? should get wat? seems like alot of shop didnt sell 3.5 western digital hard disk.
if dun hv WD den get Hitachi.Samsung HDD is oso cheap & reliable. Wat mobo ru using?If ur mobo dun hv SATA suppt den no pt getting SATA HDD. SATA2 HDD r backward compatible with SATA1 supported mobos too.
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Old 19-06-2006, 10:49 PM   #56
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ohh.. western digital ya.. then they got ide, sata and sata2 rite?? should get wat? seems like alot of shop didnt sell 3.5 western digital hard disk.
Get Maxtor better.

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Old 19-06-2006, 10:50 PM   #57
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Get Maxtor better.

its more like Maxtorture
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Old 19-06-2006, 10:54 PM   #58
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After trying Seagate, I decide to head back to Maxtor ever since. I had given Seagate chance.

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Old 19-06-2006, 10:55 PM   #59
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After trying Seagate, I decide to head back to Maxtor ever since. I had given Seagate chance.

try Hitachi or Samsung ... hehe
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Old 19-06-2006, 11:01 PM   #60
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if dun hv WD den get Hitachi.Samsung HDD is oso cheap & reliable. Wat mobo ru using?If ur mobo dun hv SATA suppt den no pt getting SATA HDD. SATA2 HDD r backward compatible with SATA1 supported mobos too.

wats mobo?? sorry.. dun even noe about it.. thanks alot..

so jus get any WD 3.5" one is it?? all the same ya?? then take either ide or sata2?

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