160 Gb Hard Disk

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Hard disk of my PC went Kaput yesterday. Was lucky engough that nothing importent was lost.Planning to buy a new IDE disk of 160 GB. Anybody has idea about cost of the same. Ebay has a price of 3.5k. But that seems high since I bought 80 GB HDD last month at my hometown for 2.1k.
 

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I have two 160GB western digitals...for sale..mostly used as backup....too bad we don't live in the same city.if its any help i picked up a 250Gb for around Rs.4000 in June. The same was Rs.1000 more in only Feb.so i think Rs. 3-3500 is prolly the range ur looking at for brand new 160GB.
 

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160 GB seagate with 2 mb buffer Sata2 with NCQ = Rs.3100Dont go for Samsung . I have a 80 GB samsung sata and 160 GB seagate sata . Samsung has 8 mb buffer and seagate has 2 mb buffer . Seagate HD is much better . My seagate 160 runs at 40-41 deg celsius ( os installed on it )while samsung never comes below 45 degree . All speed test i did shows that my seagate hard disk is little faster than samsung one ( in read speed as well as write ) .
 

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get the one which ur hardware supplier can get easily replaced in case it crashes during the warranty period. my dealer is seagate preferred dealer something... personally, i have just had 1 seagate harddisk failed on me and that too after umm professional abuse on it. :pbarracudas are what i buy. never bought a sata in my life as it gave problem once when i tried running a live ubuntu cd on it :(
 

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the one i am talking abt is also seagate barracuda ( they are available in sata ) . Its pretty good HD :) . Strange .. ubuntu runs out of box with my sata drives if not in hardware raid .If your mobo supports sata 2 ( most new mobo does ) then dont go for pata drives ever .. sata 2 drives are much faster . If mobo is little old and supports only sata 1 then its as good as a pata drive . HD's are backward compatible like sata 2 drive will run in mobo which do not have sata 2 support ( it will run on sata 1 though ) so no risk in buying them .
 


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Thanks for the input guys.My PC is 4 year old Athlon 2400 qith 1 GB RAM. Does not have RAID or SATA support. I had been putting off upgrade since it worked decent enough for developing hobbiest websites + email/ net usage.Looks like Seagate 160 GB (EIDE a.k.a PATA) is the way to go.Trouble is in Mumbai, I can't find it at a decent price and actual hardware market (lemington road) is 4 hours drive from my place :(Does anyone know a shop that sells hardware at a decent price in Malad/Goregaon ?
 

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Would be worth the trouble getting it from a good shop, and btw the max price here in chennai is around 3000 for a non-SATA
 

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Thats the price (~ 3k ) I was expecting. Not getting that price in Mumbai. One good thing is, I found out that I can discard most of the data and can live wihtout it. Only importent thing was my email folder that has emails from 96 onwards. So I am using my laptop till I get the PC to work.Have now uploaded all of them to GMail. MTNL's free upload and GMails 2.7 GB mailbox helps a lot ;)With all that I can put off this purchase till I visit my hometown next time. What irks me is the tendecy of shopkeepers here to charge higher then rest of India.