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Subject: [Leica] Seeking Hard Drive Advice
From: dennis at (Dennis)
Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2010 23:43:37 -1000
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I would add the 1TB Samsung Spinpoint to this list. Samsung has come on 
strong and I think as good as any of these. They all seem to have their 
downs, and back up again.

The customer reviews at Newegg on this drive are about as good as it 
gets. I have one as in internal drive for over a year now.

Pasvorn Boonmark wrote:
> Jim,
> I don't think you have too many choices.
> - WD
> - Seagate
> - Hitachi/IBM
> IMHO, anything below 1T bytes is not too bad on reliability.  I think the
> key is to always backup.
> Are you thinking of running RAID configuration?
> I cc imagestore, which I think this belongs there.
> On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 10:20 AM, Jim Nichols <jhnichols at 
>> I need to add an additional hard drive to my Dell Dimension 4700.  I am
>> seeking advice on the reliability of available SATA drives in the range of
>> 250 to 640GB.  I have used WD and Seagate Barracuda drives in the past, 
>> but
>> find disturbing comments on the web on the reliability of their present
>> products.
>> I'm not out for blazing speed or a giant size drive.  But, reliability is
>> uppermost in my mind.  Cool operation and low noise would follow.
>> Jim Nichols
>> Tullahoma, TN USA
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