Thinking of getting a new hard disk..

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by zy, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. zy

    zy Staff Member

    ok current budget is about RM300 for a new hard disk ..
    so i'm here asking your opinions ..

    currently i'm using a desktop PC ...
    i'll migrate to a laptop in couple of months time ....

    so i'll want to use this hard disk as my additional storage

    I'm thinking of getting a SATA II hard disk .. maybe seagate, maxtor or wd ... ~160gb

    want to ask if SATA II hard disk will run on normal SATA controller?
    & is it possible to find a USB -> SATA enclosure ?
  2. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Yup, you can run a SATA 3Gbps hard drive on a normal SATA controller. It's backward compatible.

    I think you mean a SATA-to-USB enclosure? Yeah, you can buy one. :D
  3. zy

    zy Staff Member

    any recommendation ? ..

    maxtor or seagate or WD?
  4. peaz

    peaz ARP Webmaster Staff Member

    Not easy to find a SATA to USB enclosure here though.
  5. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    It's quite easy, but see whether you are willing to pay or not.
  6. zy

    zy Staff Member

    hmmm .. it can be pretty expensive right ? .. ouch!
  7. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    RM160 for a branded one the last time I asked.
  8. webugly59

    webugly59 Newbie

    Now correct me if I am wrong but, I was told to be careful in choosing an external case for a hard drive. Primarly because of internal heat build up. I was told of many a hard drive failure because of lack of ventilation. So in conclusion how big a fan is big enough to do this? I have a hard drive that I was thinking about doin the same thing. That is why I ask.

  9. Falcone

    Falcone Official Mascot Creator

    Heat is one thing, there other issues......:faint: :faint: :faint: :faint:
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  10. PowerSlide

    PowerSlide Just Started

    are hitachi hdd good? thinking of getting a 80gb..which good is cna be found locally
  11. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    eh can u get hitachi hdd in penang?

    cant get it in KL :cry:
  12. peaz

    peaz ARP Webmaster Staff Member

    Oh so they have it available already. Can't find one the last time i asked. then again, it was 6 months back :p haha
  13. PowerSlide

    PowerSlide Just Started


    but im not sure..din ask my fren goodly..but i guess in jus 80gb only..
  14. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    hitachi rocks! :thumb:
  15. ALstonLoong

    ALstonLoong Newbie

    humm i dont know how other ppl use their external usb HD. Im been using aluminium external HD for a long time nothing happen to my HD. Ofcourse , when im not using it i will shut it down.
  16. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    I've gone almost 1 week+ with my external USB HDD plugging onto the USB port. *touch wood* In the end, I unplug it coz not using it. It's officially my pink external USB drive until I can find time to burn everything out. :mrgreen:

    Normally external USB drive enclosure for notebook hdd has no fan right? :think:
  17. Papercut

    Papercut Newbie

    Mine didn't have...I guess they don't really need it.
  18. zy

    zy Staff Member

    they dont have .. mine been running for very long time :p
  19. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    Problem is I scared the hdd kong... then my data... :doh: :faint:
  20. ALstonLoong

    ALstonLoong Newbie

    well in my point of view... external hd just for backup i wont let it on day and night. When i need to backup, i turn it on after that just let it off. Most of the external HD has no fans on it unless u are using mobile rack or big size external encloser. Im using 2.5" external drive self power ..using 5400 rpm laptop HD which is goood for me to take it everywhere i wan :p :thumb:

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