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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB SATA - any expierience

    I'm planing to buy a

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB SATA
    16MB Cache • 8.5ms

    It should take all libraries from VSL VI.

    Does anybody of you have expierience & can recomend this drive?


    Jovan
    the man with the blue guitar

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    Re: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB SATA - any expierience

    I installed a 300 gigabyte SATA Seagate Barracuda and it did not perform as well as my 120 and 200 gigabyte non-SATA Barracudas. The smaller non-SATA Barracudas seem to stream audio more smoothly. I was getting a lot of drop-outs with the SATA. (By the way, my mobo, Intel 865 GBF, has SATA sockets bulit into it and is equipped for these drives.)

    This problem might be worse with the bigger drives. The SATA also runs very hot and would get my fans to work harder and make more noise.

    I have a 200 gig SATA drive that seems pretty reliable.


    Pentium 4, 2.8 gHz, W2k, 2 gigs RAM. Echo Gina24, Kontakt2,

    Marko

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    Re: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB SATA - any expierience

    Since my new 300GB Seagate hd died recently (4 months after purchasing) I think i have a *little* experience:

    Those things get HOT! Really, amazingly, oven-like, hellishly hot! You must devise some way to effectively cool it, or it will die very soon. Happened to me and it was not pleasant.

    So my advice is: Seagate rocks, but you MUST seek advice on proper cooling from knowledgeable parties.
    Greetings from Vienna!
    Peter
    My website: Above the staff.net

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    Re: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB SATA - any expierience

    Thank you Lee, Marko, musipete for your feedback. Very interesting!
    I do & did not use Seagate until now.
    I use a Lacie Bigger Disk 500 GByte external drive with Firewire 800 on which I stored VSL until now.
    It works great, whithout clicks & pops and sometimes I use 10 instances of VSL VI & 1 Kontakt 2.1 in a score.
    Because I use the lib on my PC and my Laptop.
    Now I want to buy VSL VI percsussion & than my Lacie is to small.

    I have to solve my storage problem and overthink my next step...

    :-) Jovan
    the man with the blue guitar

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