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  1. #21
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    No, in the interest of adding music much easier...I'm using an external USB HD (It's an IBM drive).

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    nothin wrong w/ maxtor, mine boots win98 stripped in avg of 38 secs cold.

    Tim
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    I recently bought a Maxtor DiamondMax plus 7200rpm 20 gig hard drive for my home computer. The boot time was instantly cut in half! Win98 with no strip down went from almost 2 minutes down to about 45 seconds with no other modifications. And when scan disk runs, my old 10 gig drive took about 2 minutes to scan but the new 20 gig takes only 20 seconds to scan. And I only paid 170 bucks for it about a month ago. There 40 gig 7200rpm version is under $300 and dropping. If anyone invests in a new hard drive, go with the 7200rpm drives, they are well worth it. I am totally satisfied with my Maxtor. And it's also Ultra DMA 66, and I don't think my motherboard even has Ultra DMA 33 so it's probably even faster!

    TokaTola

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    Ya theyre nice, i just bought same excat one at staples for $169 last month. 20gig 7200 rpm maxtor 2mb buffer ata66.. comp alot faster, and what used to take 4 hours to defrag my 10gig now takes about 1 hour- and i have alot more stuff to defrag.


    Tim
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    Coming soon: Indash motorized, 5.1, dvdrw, gps, bluetooth, wifi, and more!

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    OldElPaso:
    About your USB External Drive. Is it a conversion kit or was it prefab USB? You still have to load windows on an internal disk correct?

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    Acording to my business experience, Maxtor are excellent drives, i have had a lot more failures with other brands.
    I'm actually using a very old maxtor drive in my car with no faults at all, but go for the 7200, they are the best values in the market

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    Well guys i dont want to say anything good or bad about Maxtor drives but i had one 3.5gig which stuffed up on me in my first mp3car setup. And i did put it on rubber shocks too...
    From that day i have changed my shock system but i dont think im going to buy another Maxtor HD.



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    I've got a 1.2 gig western digital in my homeserver/webserver. She's old but still got some kick in her. I use a P5-233, 4.3 gig WD HD in the car, win95, winamp 2.5e, keypad plugin, and ati driver for the expert@play98. Times in at about 45 seconds from power on to play. Can't say anything bad about maxtor myself. I've worked with several since the days of huge 540 megs hd's. But nothing beats a 10,000 rmp ultra wide SCSI drive baby.

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    Jeez, psalm, what are you doing, editing video in your car?
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    Sexy, the drive is prefab. But after taking it apart (sorry, I'm a guy) I discovered that it's a plain old IDE hard drive in there. So, in a way it is a kit. I spent too much on it though. You can probably buy a kit for alot cheaper.

    And yes, I still boot from an internal HD.

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