: This drive should work -- right??

Apr 7th, 2004, 12:12 PM
Maxtor 120G 7200RPM w/8MB Cache IDE

From a PeeCee store on College Street in Toronto for $135.00


A Maxtor IDE is a Maxtor IDE, right?

Anyone got a line on a better price??

Apr 7th, 2004, 12:52 PM
Good price, and yep, it'll work like a charm despite anti-Maxtor attitudes people have around here.

Apr 7th, 2004, 01:01 PM
Cool! Thanks, Lars smile.gif I just might get that puppy for a media drive, swing my boot system over to my current 72 gig media drive and retire the original stock 20 boot disk.

Apr 7th, 2004, 01:24 PM
They have the Western Digital 120g w/8mb cache listed for the same price. Also good drives-check out some reviews and compare opinions. 3 year warranty, I believe-not sure about the Maxtor.

Apr 7th, 2004, 02:09 PM
Thanks for the heads-up, HJS smile.gif

Apr 7th, 2004, 08:24 PM
Seagate Barracuda 120g also for same price-these are generally the quietest drives. smile.gif

Apr 8th, 2004, 02:29 AM
I have that very drive (Maxtor 6Y120PO). Works great and is very quiet and fast.

Only the most recent Macs can handle drives larger than that (actually it's a 137GB limit) from the built-in IDE bus though, so unless you plan to spring for a PCI IDE card, stick to that size or smaller.

Apr 8th, 2004, 05:34 AM
Just used this the other week to format a 160g on a Sawtooth:
Intech SpeedTools (http://www.speedtools.com/ATA6.html)
The older SpeedTools(OS9 only) also worked, but partitions outside the first 128g couldn't be used in X. Now they can be-but still a 128g limit per partition, without an ATA-133 PCI card, some ATA-100 cards and later Firewire cases.

I have a couple of Maxtor 120's, Western Digital and Seagate Barracudas-the Seagates are the quietest.

Apr 8th, 2004, 09:48 AM
WOW, Gord and HJS, thanks for that tidbit of news, re: 160GB max on a Sawtooth. 120GB it is, then.

Apr 8th, 2004, 10:15 AM
TigerDirect has a Seagate 120/8mb cache (http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=499327&sku=THD-1200A2%20P) for about $146.
There is also a Seagate 120/2mb cache drive on sale minus a
$40. rebate for about $79. at the Tigerdirect website.

Dave :cool:

Apr 8th, 2004, 10:34 AM

120 gig for $80.00??

I'm down for that! graemlins/greedy.gif

The 8MB cache would be nice, but if I can record five stereo tracks on my 2MB cache'd Deskstars, I can record five stereo tracks on a 2MB cache'd Seagate smile.gif And that's kind off the extent of my drive speed requirements.

Apr 8th, 2004, 11:22 AM
Just picked up a Western Digital 7200rpm 120GB with with 8mb cache, for $99 after rebate, at Future Shop in Winnipeg. This offer is gone for now, but will probably be back very shortly.

Apr 8th, 2004, 11:56 AM
Sweet smile.gif

Apr 8th, 2004, 12:59 PM
If noise matters to you at all, consider either the Seagate Barricuda or the Samsung Spinpoint. The latter is harder to find, but the specs are slightly better and it also runs cooler than other drives. Both are about as noiseless as a drive can be with current technologies. The cost for the Samsung is about $140 for a SpinPoint 120 gig w/ 8 meg cache. I just picked one up myself. MMAX in Markham carries them, and so does Frontier in Vancouver. For any of you looking for quiet drives, the CubeOwner website (www.cubeowner.com) has excellent information on this topic and links to other sites focussed on computer noise issues. smile.gif

Apr 8th, 2004, 04:08 PM
I just installed the Seagate. It's only got a 2MB cache, but with the rebate, it only cost me $97.97 with tax :cool:

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