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    Looking for a reliable 80gb 5400rpm drive

    This is purely for backup, and it won't be accessed all the time. Plus, it needs to run cool, because it is going into a server with 4 hard drives already.

    Which brand should I get? WD, Maxtor, or Seagate?

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    I'd recommend either IBM or Maxtor.

    Or you could wait for the new IBM's that come sprinkled with fairy dust...

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    It's not 5400rpm, but the Seagate Barracuda ATA IV with a fluid bearing are supposed to be very quiet, and very cool running.

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    Either Seagate Barracuda IV or IBM 120GXP. Can't go wrong with anyone of these.

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    sorry for the dumb question, why 5400rpm drive and not 7200. thanks

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    Probably to reduce heat or cost.

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    Probably to reduce heat or cost.

    Both!

    It is going into a server with 4 hard drives already in there, plus this 80gb is going to be purely for backups only. I won't be accessing it all the time. I don't care about the spindle speed, access times, or transfer rate. As long as it is reliable, and can run cool and quiet. Plus, the 5400rpm 80gb Maxtor or Seagate runs about $30 less than their 7200rpm version.

    Anybody have any experiences with Samsung? It's down to Seagate or Maxtor, maybe Samsung, but only if someone can give some positive reviews.

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