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Windows 7: Budget Gaming Suggestion..

09 Jun 2011   #31
A Leopard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Never!


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09 Jun 2011   #32
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm coming for you man... watch out!
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10 Jun 2011   #33
A Leopard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Not if my butler Chives says so!?
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10 Jun 2011   #34
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

pffff... poor ol Chives is going on my potato!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...-Chives-231888
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11 Jun 2011   #35
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $45
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
This is the one item in the list that I definitely would avoid. There are plenty of other drives in the price range that would be far better.
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11 Jun 2011   #36
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $45
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
This is the one item in the list that I definitely would avoid. There are plenty of other drives in the price range that would be far better.
Yhe 7200.12's are supposed to be much better than the previous one.
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11 Jun 2011   #37
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I was thinking the 7200.12s were the ones with a abnormally high failure rate ... I might be mistaken.


I do know the last 2 Seagates I had started the click of death after about 3month of use.
I since switched to Western Digital for all my Mechanical drives and have been fine.


But do not get me wrong.
Im not saying all Seagate Drives are bad, as I do know many use them and love them.

But I certainly had bad luck with them at the time I tried them which has left me reluctant to try them again, or even recommend them. If you know what I mean.
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11 Jun 2011   #38
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $45
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
This is the one item in the list that I definitely would avoid. There are plenty of other drives in the price range that would be far better.
Yhe 7200.12's are supposed to be much better than the previous one.
My objection to Seagate is not just because of their 7200.11 lemons, it is because of the way that they are handling the problem. If you RMA one of those, they simply send you a re-certified drive of the same model, which will fail within a couple of months, and when you RMA it, the same continues to happen, over and over. Therefore, I no longer will buy Seagates of any model. I still have one of their 7200.11 re-certified lemons in the closet, that is eligible for warranty, but I don't feel that it is worth the cost of shipping it.
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11 Jun 2011   #39
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
This is the one item in the list that I definitely would avoid. There are plenty of other drives in the price range that would be far better.
Yhe 7200.12's are supposed to be much better than the previous one.
My objection to Seagate is not just because of their 7200.11 lemons, it is because of the way that they are handling the problem. If you RMA one of those, they simply send you a re-certified drive of the same model, which will fail within a couple of months, and when you RMA it, the same continues to happen, over and over. Therefore, I no longer will buy Seagates of any model. I still have one of their 7200.11 re-certified lemons in the closet, that is eligible for warranty, but I don't feel that it is worth the cost of shipping it.
Ahhh .. it was the 11s?
Seems those are what I had that started clicking after 3 months.

Not sure why I was thinking 12s were the problematic ones.

At any count, I agree which is why I feel the way I do about them.
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12 Jun 2011   #40
A Leopard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Well, Honestly, A hard drive's always been a Hard drive to me, never gotten into RPM speeds or failure rates, because, Mine have always lasted 'cos they were normal hard drives :P

So.. A 7200.12 is what to go for then? And also, Can someone dumb down RAID settings and the benefits of say, having 2x74gb rather than 1 x 150gb?

EDIT - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Barr...7875084&sr=8-3

Just found that.. Basically the same as my current one, but with the magical all-might '.12' on the side

AND, AND AND AND, My rig of what you've suggested..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/3SYZYDWER08CZ
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