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#1 true_redman

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:24 PM

There is a store I go to that has them in for 100 for a 160GB with a 2MB cache and 110 for a 8MB cache. I want to get the 8MB one but people say sammy HD's suck alot in Xbox's anyone have one in their's or know a good HD to put in mine? I don't want anything over 160 GB's.

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#2 The*galloping*zebra

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:28 PM

a 100 what? pounds?

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:28 PM

A guy here on the scene is selling 160s for 86 shipped! damn good deal if you ask me.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:31 PM

i perfer Maxtor and then my second choice is Western Digital

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE (sk8phreak88 @ Dec 15 2004, 05:31 PM)
A guy here on the scene is selling 160s for 86 shipped! damn good deal if you ask me.

Best Buy had Segate 160GB 8MB cache hard drives for $70 after mail in rebate this last week. It seemed like a good deal so I picked one up for a customers xbox.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:32 PM

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Best Buy had Segate 160GB 8MB cache hard drives for $70 after mail in rebate this last week. It seemed like a good deal so I picked one up for a customers xbox.


Thats a good deal to but then you have to go through the hassel of waiting for the rebates and all that to come back..

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:08 PM

Hi Guys,

What exactly is so bad about the Sammys, I was going to pick one up (120gb) after work but worried about why they're soo unpopular????

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:13 PM

QUOTE (Chamone @ Dec 15 2004, 06:11 PM)
What exactly is so bad about the Sammys, I was going to pick one up (120gb) after work but worried about why they're soo unpopular????

It pretty simple actually how mickey mouse are you trying to go?

Good hard drive= popular hard drive
Bad hard drive = unpopular hard drive

Things that can make a hard drive bad are noise, heat, failure.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:18 PM

Cheers mate, but thats why i'm asking exactly what is bad about them. Noise doesn't bother me in the slightest, the other two do. But I've seen loads of problems posted for other drives, but none for Samsung???

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:19 PM

I'd recommend an 8 MB cache drive. load times are significantly quicker than with a standard 2 MB cache.

also, I've installed 80GB and 160GB Samsung HD drives in a few customers xboxes and so far no complaints. The one that had the 160 gig was getting CPU overheat issues, but that was due to the fan speed set to OEM. minor tweak in the BIOS sorted it out.

I personally use 120GB IBM/Hitachi Deskstar and Western Digital 200GB 8 meg cache. Never had an issue with either one.

I've read somewhere that Maxtor drive are succeptable to heat failure/breakdown in Xboxes, but thats just what I've heard, buts its the only HDD brand that I've heard any complaints about...

my 2 cents

Edited by logicbomb.de, 15 December 2004 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2004 - 05:55 PM

QUOTE (Chamone @ Dec 15 2004, 12:11 PM)
What exactly is so bad about the Sammys, I was going to pick one up (120gb) after work but worried about why they're soo unpopular????

Well, just like anything else different people like different things. Personally Ive installed 4 or 5 Maxtors, 3 Western Digitals, A Seagate, And I own a Maxtor, WesterDigital and a newer Samsung and dont see/hear much of a difference between the 3.

You should definitely google your own research on the matter and go to a website that does hdd benchmarking.
Like This one.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 06:12 PM

QUOTE (logicbomb.de @ Dec 15 2004, 06:22 PM)
I'd recommend an 8 MB cache drive. load times are significantly quicker than with a standard 2 MB cache.

*cough*bullshit*cough*

Load times will not significantly increase with a 8MB cache on the xbox. The 8MB cache is only beneficial if you are going to use the drive in a pc.

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 06:16 PM

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I prefer maxtor

same here actually, i have a maxtor and it never gives me problems and never overheats, so maxtors are good

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 06:21 PM

I have plenty of Samsung HDs and I actually find them to be among the quietest I have used (WD, maxtor and Seagate) also.

I have a 120 in my PS2 and a 160 in my Xbox, no problems thusfar...




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