[mythtv-users] Source for drives
tim at 7thheaven.org
Tue Sep 27 23:32:21 UTC 2005
Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 11:47:47AM -0500, Mike Daugird wrote:
>>are there any secret sources for large capacity drives?
> I don't know about "secret", but the prices on Seagate 7200.7 400GB
> PATA drives these days are pretty good for what you get. I wouldn't
> buy them refurbished, myself; the duty cycle's a bit high for that.
> My sister's last one was about $225US, I think.
Monarch had the WD 400G RE2 drives for $230 with shipping.
This is a preferable drive since it has a special feature which will
prevent it from dropping out of a RAID volume during long drive seeks,
or thermal recalibration (not that you'd ever use it...), plus it comes
with a 5 year warranty. I think the Seagate drive also has a 5 year
warranty, but after dealing with hundreds of drives, I only buy Hitachi
and WD now. Seagate and Maxtor have caused me nothing but headaches lately.
I just ordered 8 of them for my new MythTV setup.
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