I need a little help with a replacement drive for an old Showstopper.
I tried both BestBuy and Circuit City for the 160 GB WD1600JBRTL. While both boxes had the correct label on the outside (i.e,. WD1600JBRTL), when I opened them they were both WD1600AAJB's....
However, BestBuy also had 120 GB notebook drive on sale for ~ $65. As I had an old 2.5" to 3.5 inch converter at home, I said what the heck. I took it home, patched it with the showstopper software and it's working like a champ (at least for a couple of days).
I will keep you posted on how it goes (have another ~ 3 weeks before I have to take the notebook drive back to BestBuy).
However, I given the previous comment about notebook drive longevity, I must admit that I would prefer an internal desktop drive.
I found two dirves at PC Universe that would appear to be okay:
Seagate Hard drive ( ST3160023A-RK ) => 160 GB - ATA-100 - 7200 rpm - buffer: 8 MB
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 (ST310011A-RK)100 GB ATA-100 - 7200 rpm - buffer: 2 MB
Based upon what I have read, the Barracuda 7200.7 should work, but I know that I need to call PCUniverse and ask them to confirm the firmware level. I skimmed this thread and searched for information on the ST3160023A-RK drive as this is the drive I would prefer, but I didn't find any information. Does anybody know anything about the ST3160023A-RK drive ?
Thanks in advance !!
And a Helluva an Engineer !