|Originally posted by edb|
I should have mentioned -- I didn't buy my drive from this place,
but they have an excellent price ($157 shipped) on that drive.
Anybody have any dealings with these folks and know if they
|Originally posted by acourvil|
>>$157 for Maxtor 120gig with 3 year warranty is a good deal.
Fry's in NorCal is currently running a sale aon Maxtor drives: the 120G, w/3 year warranty and pc133 ide card for $129 after $50 rebate; the 160G is $249 after $50 rebate. The 160G price is fair, but the 120G price is the lowest I've seen anywhere. And its local purchase with a 30 day return policy.
Low level formatting starts tonight . . . .
|Originally posted by brianmcd|
I just found a Web Site with the Maxtor 160 for $149.95. I just ordered one for my Show Stopper Upgrade. I know that I can not use the entire 160GB, but I will now have as much capacity as possible for a single drive solution.
The site is http://www.atacom.com
|Originally posted by Paulb|
I'm also cursious about something else. I just added a Maxtor 160 gig to my computer (Abit KG7 mo with recent bios). Even though that's a fairly new motherboard it doesn't recognize a full 160 gig hardisk. For that I needed to add a Maxtor K01PCAT133 UDMA PCI card. That card comes with a factory sealed Maxtor 160 but won't come with it when you buy from a real discount outlet.
So my question is will a showstopper recognize single drive capacity above 137 GIG when most current computers will NOT. Somehow I doubt it.
|Originally posted by toots|
But, thanks to FlipFlop, the patch utility now lets you cut the drive into bigger clusters, meaning fewer clusters, meaning less runtime memory demand. This apparently works quite nicely, allowing people to go to the maximum of about 280 hours, even on an older machine.