I was just looking for a site with caveats about what to do and not do when you have the case open and are replacing a hard drive. replayfaq seems to be offline and replayinnards that showed pics is gone as well.
There's alot of rebates going on with harddrives right now. And I've read alot of posts in the forums the last 3 weeks. Seems Maxtors are favored by most. I veteran can correct me if I'm wrong. Maxtors say they run quiet. and they have a 3 year warrenty so if you save your reciept and Schedule alot of stuff it might just blow out in time to get a replacement. ha.
Recently I got a 120 gig maxtor for $78 tax included by pricematching a Frys Ad on staples and using a $20 off code and assuming I get the $30 rebate back.
I did my first haddrive upgrade a week ago. It wasn't hard at all. Make sure you Low Level Format it after you check for errors with the diagnostic software. The process isn't hard at all. I'm not going to explain it all cause eomeone else probably just did and I feel some laziness setting in.
Oh.. and if you dont unplug the unit for a few min before you open it, you can kill yourself I hear if you touch the power thingy.
Thats something to know.
I dont see a point in buying a drive smaller then 120 gigs with all these sales going on.
Just something to consider. I did have a Maxtor drive go out a couple of weeks ago, but they quickly shipped me a replacement. Having said that, I still plan on going to MicroCenter today and picking up a Retail Box Maxtor 200GB/8MB/7200 to put in my 5060.
The Samsung 5400rpm SV1204H drive comes with a 3-year warranty. I am using one in a Showstopper and it is working well. Seems a little quieter and cooler and the performance the same as the stock drive.
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