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Faded_Mantis
22-03-2006, 09:32 PM
How much noticable preformance gain would I see between a;
Maxtor 80GB, 7200rpm, 8192KB Cache, ATA-7/133 for $117.59
and a;
Samsung 80GB, 7200rpm, 2048KB Cache, ATA-7/133 for $111.10

Both are IDE, the only noticable specification difference, apart from brand and price is the Cache, 2mb against 8mb.

tweak'e
22-03-2006, 10:42 PM
maxtor any day. samsung is more of a budget brand imho and going to 8meg cache for only $6 more is a no brainer :)

FoxyMX
23-03-2006, 09:09 AM
If I were you I would also be quite interested in the warranty offered by each of those brands. Seagate and WD offer five year warranties for some of their hard drives and would be worth considering.

bob_doe_nz
23-03-2006, 09:29 AM
Don't forget the reliability aspect. Nothing makes you cry out in pain when you find your 80GB drive craps out a few months later.