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    SCSI HD recommendations

    Hi all, I plan on picking up a new U160 hard drive for use on a Adaptec 29160 controller. Does anyone have any thoughts/preferences on either the IBM ultrastar or Seagate Cheeta drives. Reliability, noise etc..
    These are the 18 GB 10K RPM variety.

    Thanks

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    Seagate is the one to look for if you're after SCSI.

    Can't provide any details beyond that because I've personally never used SCSI, but Seagate SCSI drives have always been very highly spoken of.

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    Toolbox is a big fan of the Seagate drives. Their reputation is pretty good when it comes to SCSI drives.
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    If you can afford it get an Seagate Cheetah X15. It's performance is incredible.
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    I've own three Seagate drives, two of which are SCSI. Personally, I highly recommend them. I just bought an 18GB Seagate Cheetah X15 from HyperMicrosystems (www.hypermicro.com/store/index.htm) at a very good price. In the 18GB 15,000 rpm variety, Seagate makes two. I got the ST318452LW which has an 8MB buffer...nice!
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    Everyone here has already told you everything you need to know... the Seagate Cheetah's are the best drives to get!

    I think you should get them too.
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    yup my current SCSI is a Seagate Cheetah, which i've had for ages, love it, gonna get a 15k one soon as well

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    if you dont want to spend that much, you can get the atlas 10K III. fastest 10k drive out there (at least it was...). easy to find and "cheap" at less that $200 at most places on line, and once in a while even fry's electronics.

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    Been using the Seagate X15 drive for over a year now. Reliable, surprisngly quiet for 15k rpm, and... well, FAST!

    Oh, and did I say that it's FAST?
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    I can only reiterate the previous post in saying the X15 is the king of HDD-land, it's not nearly as loud or hot as you'd expect a 15,000RPM drive to be, but it's the fastest thing on bearings! I would actually go for the 36GB version now, since it's a much lower $/gb, but that might be out of your price range.
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