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No it didn't. Especially the ones where HD performance truly matters most of them went to the Raptor. It did, however, come close enough that the loss in performance is somewhat negligible and it makes up for it with being very quiet and having 7 times the storage capacity.


I think I must have misread most of those graphs. I could have sworn the Hitachi was getting better results when I read it earlier. :ermm:

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LOL I need two of those in Raid 0

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LOL I need two of those in Raid 0


2TB of storage. I really wish I could afford that. :ermm:

Edited by Deraldin, 22 March 2007 - 10:27 AM.


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LOL I need two of those in Raid 0


2TB of storage. I really wish I could afford that. :thumbsup:

In one year you will be able to afford it. You just have to remember that this is Hitachi's 200GB platter version! They have the capability to do 250GB platters already and even bigger platters are on their way, so a year from now we'll probably be seeing 2TB drives in the stores. By then these babies will be affordable. Just like 500GB drives are now!

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Does this mean 200GB drives will soon be available for, like, 20 bucks?

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No, it probably just means that 200GB drives will be obsolete soon, as noone will buy less than 400GB drives.

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But they'll have to do something with the smaller drives that are already for sale.

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But they'll have to do something with the smaller drives that are already for sale.

Stock will be sold off and the new, larger drives will be phased in.

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Y'know....I still have no idea how to make XP recognize my entire HD. It stops at around 127GB, but there's 60 more (or something, I forget by now) on there it doesn't "see." Huuby said XP should see it, but he's no XP expert so has no idea why it's not.

Anyone know? I'm sure it's something absurdly simple...

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Does your controller recognise more than 127Gb? It might not be Windows that is the problem...

That I should ever utter those words! :lol:

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Yeah, it does. I just put in a big 2nd drive and it's fine.
I don't know what it is - maybe the disc-maker lied on the box about how much there was. More likely I forgot/don't know some config. thing upon installing it; hubby doesn't forget that stuff. :lol:

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Yeah, it does. I just put in a big 2nd drive and it's fine.
I don't know what it is - maybe the disc-maker lied on the box about how much there was. More likely I forgot/don't know some config. thing upon installing it; hubby doesn't forget that stuff. :-

If I remember correctly Lady, you have an older motherboard. Depending on it's age, it's BIOS will not recognize the larger drives but once WinXP kicks in, any secondary drive will be recognized and controlled by XP. Your primary drive is controlled however by your motherboard's BIOS. If that is the case, you can possibly 'flash' the BIOS of your board to something more modern if possible but that probably isn't worth the risk as a failed flash will permanently destroy your motherboard. Safer to upgrade when convenient. My old P3 wouldn't recognize anything past 137 Gb but would easily accept a 320 as a secondary drive. My newer computer will accept a 300 Gb ( at least ) as primary.

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Hmm, very interesting, thanks.
Hubby was fairly sure it should've seen the primary but I didn't ask him why. He has a computer with the same motherboard as mine so if he has it working on his (I don't know for sure, I'd have to ask) it oughta work on mine. I can see where a limitation like that might arise tho.

And yes, my mo'bo is ancient in computer terms, if not in years. Darn tech. :-

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Since my wording could be poor, I thought I'd add a link from those that actually have a clue...
http://www.pcguide.c...izeGB128-c.html

This could apply to what you are experiencing.




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