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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB

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Alright, I'm looking into buying this HD, but a lot of people are saying that for some reason it was hard to install w/fresh OS. Does anybody own one of these who can help me avoid this problem?
 

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have one of those to! using it as storage so cant help u with the install OS part.


 

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The WD Caviar SE 250GB 16MB SATA II 7200rpm is agreat alternative, in fact, its probably the best SATA2 drive available and its cheap too.
 

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These new SATA II/perpendicular disks rock on reads... test was done here:

See subject-line/title first...

(& then, this comparison in the URL below that I did here vs. one of these types of disks)

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=13650

I.E.->

A.) Dual WD "Raptor X's" in RAID 0 driven via a Promise SuperTrak EX8350 128mb Caching Controller w/ Intel I/O CPU onboard (this one "surprised me" a bit, it beat its 150gb/sec SATA I transferral bus ceiling, but it's probably bursting out of its cache & Hdd 16mbx2 buffers in RAID 0)

&

B.) Also vs. a CENATEK Solid-State Ramdisk drive (PCI 2.2/PC-133 SDRAM constrained though, vs. the newer bus-types used in SATA I (in the Raptors) & SATA II (this perpendicular technology disk))!

(Results on a disk using this technology were ASTOUNDING in read-speed... especially what I put them up against, very different "high-end" technologies vs. it)

APK

P.S.=> In "burst-read" scenarios, imo @ least, these new SATA II/perpendicular technology disks are incredible...

However, vs. the competition I put them up against, this new perpendicular recording disk used more CPU (understandable, the disks I used have onboard io-controllers to lessen this) & in access/seek time, they were slower than both of what I put up against them... apk
 
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