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    Hi guys,

    Im looking for some more Hard Drive space. Presently I have 2x250Gb SATA drives.

    I would like to get some more space for archiving my old productions and also would like an external disk for portability.

    I have Maxtors at the minute and they are OK (not mentioning two hard drive failures already!)

    The maxtor maxline which apparently is optimised for backups looks good. I am looking for something around 300Gb

    Where would you recommend to buy from?

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk ?

    Any advice appreciated

    Cheers
    J

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    Hey there, overclockers is a good website for computer component purchases, however do check out ebuyer.com and gladiatorcomputers.com because you may find the same product cheaper. for the harddrive it depends on what you want from it. if your looking for a high quality, reliable, superfast drive then id go with the western digital raptor series as they feature 10,000rpm opposed to the more common 7200, links shown here:
    36.7gb
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=50948

    74gb
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=55454

    Now if you want something that is reliable, cheap and not so fast, at the more common speed of 7200rpm i recommend seagate as they have been proved to be extremely reliable harddrives. Links here:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...ubcat_uid=1090

    for external harddrives Freecom own that range, fast, reliable but a bit pricey link here:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=97954

    However if you want something a bit cheaper seagate do a 400gb for a considerable amount less

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=95637

    Hope this helps
    Windows Xp professional
    DFI Lanparty nF4 SLI-DR
    Seagate 80gb SATA
    AMD Opteron 146 San Deigo - CAB2E
    Corsair 1024MB
    Edirol 24bit Pro Audio external Soundcard/ Audio Interface
    Nvidia XFX 6800Ultra 256mb

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    Yeah - the WD raptor range are excellent performers, but a bit expensive. Personally I wouldn't have a maxtor HD in my own PC. It's worth paying a few /$ more for something a bit more reliable. Seagate get my vote too, as well as WD.

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    thanks for info!

    definitely wont be going for maxtors.. too many ppl say to stay clear.. seagate or WD sound fine.

    Cheers

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