[conspire] question about EIDE ATA hard drive to buy

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Wed Dec 20 11:14:44 PST 2006

begin Rick Moen quotation of Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 11:57:45PM -0800:

> I forgot to add:  When I bought a 250GB IDE drive some months ago at
> Central Computer to use in my old souped-up Cobalt Qube 2 (yet another
> unfinished project), I bought a Seagate.  If memory serves, it cost
> about $15-20 more than the WDC and Maxtor competition -- and I attribute
> that to the better warranty.

Seagate Barracuda drives also have a reputation for
quietness, which justifies a price premium for people
who want to use them for audio or just for working
around all day.

Don Marti                    
dmarti at zgp.org           LinuxWorld: August 14-17, 2006, San Francisco

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