Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13

Thread: Opinions on this hard drive

  1. #11
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    351
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yeah, that's what I just did, purchased a new EE seagate drive too. 80GB notebook HD that operates between -30C to +85C and designed for automotive use. Got lucky and won it on ebay for $32 + $9 shipping.

    Also if you check the specs of most SSD drives, they don't operate below 0C making it a poor choice for cold weather. Beware not all SSD drives are fast, the one I had was painfully slow.

  2. #12
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    21
    Wow: nice price. I think mine was like $175.

    The SSDs I saw operated down to -10 celcius: about 14 degree farenheit. It gets colder here in the winter: thought I would be extremely surprised to see an SSD drive not operate at colder temperatures.

    I am still thinking of getting a 32GBytes SSD for the faster bootup times. Hibernation can be a pain: doing a shutdown with fast boot would really be ideal.

  3. #13
    FLAC
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    Posts
    1,237
    Blog Entries
    1
    You can get those super fast 32GB Core Series for just $140 shipped (lowest price Ive seen):

    http://cgi.ebay.com/OCZ-Solid-State-...3286.m20.l1116

    I wonder if anyone has opinions? I think these are supposed to be faster than the WD Raptors. But the thing that worries me is the MLC chips used only have about 10000 write cycles vs SLCs which have 1 million. Kind of tempted to get one for myself...

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Hard Drive Issues in a Vehicle Computer
    By DarquePervert in forum The FAQ Emporium
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 02-23-2008, 01:35 PM
  2. USB Hard Drive with Hibernation problems
    By sanjaym in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-01-2008, 01:37 PM
  3. Help!!! laptop hard drive
    By ashbosh in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-15-2005, 01:34 PM
  4. Laptop Hard Drive in carputer...
    By Powers in forum Newbie
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-08-2004, 10:37 PM
  5. Laptop Hard Drive Problems
    By Powers in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-28-2004, 07:21 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •