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2006/8/9-11 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:43951 Activity:nil
8/8     I want to replace the 30GB HD in a 1Ghz iBook. Will any notebook HD
        do? Any recommendations? Price/Reliability more important than perf.
        I'm looking at a Hitachi Travelstar or Seagate Momentus from newegg.
        \_ I've used Travelstar's before in a PB, they are fine.
        \_ I went through 2 Travelstars before installing a Seagate.
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5/17    My new 750G Seagate HD shows only 698G available. WHAT THE FUCK??
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1/7     Looking to get an external HD for my mom (not yermom). Fry's has an
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12/21   What's the quietest, most reliable 300-500GB HD out there these
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        performance. Also a related question, when do you guys think
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2005/5/9-11 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:37579 Activity:kinda low
5/8     Poll. If you even had to return a HD, what was your experience like?
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2005/5/5-9 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:37545 Activity:low
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6/16    I have about 500 Gigs of stuff that I need to backup on a monthly
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6/8     Are Maxtor disk drives reliable?
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                \_ http://csua.berkeley.edu/~tom/fireball.jpeg
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