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Which is good for TiVo/RePlay units. If anyone is looking for something faster, NewEgg has some 80GB 7200RPM drives by Maxtor, Western Digital, and Seagate in the $104-109 range. These are OEM and I doubt they are available with any kind of rebates.
 

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Note that faster tends to equal noisier and hotter. The WD and the Maxtor 7200 are both much louder than the Maxtor 80. The Seagate 80 is impressively quiet period, but especially for a 7200rpm drive.


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Yeah, and I noticed that NewEgg has a Special Edition WD drive about $5-10 more that is suppose to be nearly silent. Anyways, i suppose it all depends on your applications, equipment location, etc.


Still, hard drives are so cheap these days!
 

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Highly recommended hard drive: Seagate Barracuda IV - it IS a bit over $100 for 80GB, but still the *quietest* 7200RPM drive on the market (~24db).


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Highly recommended hard drive: Seagate Barracuda IV - it IS a bit over $100 for 80GB, but still the *quietest* 7200RPM drive on the market (~24db).
I've always been scared off from inexpensive Seagate drives, both SCSI and IDE, because of many years of experience with them. Perhaps their IDEs have improved, but I still wonder why they only come with a 1 year warranty when Maxtor and Western Digital come with 3 years.
 

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I've heard great things about the Seagate 80, and it does have a three year warranty in retail form... (Watching the paper myself looking for the next sale to get one.)


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I've heard great things about the Seagate 80, and it does have a three year warranty in retail form... (Watching the paper myself looking for the next sale to get one.)
Thanks for the info! I just went to Seagate's site to verify and they listed it as having a 3 year warranty. I know when I was deciding on a WD or a Seagate several months ago I did the same thing and it definitely said 1 year. Wonder if they felt the competition?
 
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