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Ok. Im looking for a new HDD. Im looking at about 300gb with a range of +/- 50gb (range from 250-350gb.)

Im wondering which brand is Better, Maxtor or Seagate?

Also, what about the data buffer? Which is better: 8 or 16mb?

1. Seagate 300GB 8M Buffer 7200RPM SATAII Hard Drive (5 Year Manufacture Warranty)

2. Maxtor 300GB 16M Buffer 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive (3 Year Manufacture Warranty)

They both cost the same ($138.90 CAD), but have slight differences like the buffer and the warranty.

Which would be better?

Here is the page I was looking at. You may have to scroll down quite a bit cause it has all info on pretty much everything on the main page.

Also, Im looking at some RAM. 512mb

I see 2 different brands with slightly different prices. Kingston and Samsung.

Both are PC3200/400mhz

1. Samsung 512MB PC/3200 400Mhz DDR RAM - $44.90 CAD

2. Kingston 512MB PC/3200 400Mhz DDR RAM - $48.90 CAD

Which one of those would be better?

Thanks for the help !

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I have no clue what I'd say..

But those guys fixed my computer like 3 times and I've never been able to find there site.

You live in Edmonton? :rolleyes:

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HDDs: they're about even, like the price, as the maxtor has a 16MB cache while the seagate uses SATAII :unsure:

as for the memory, get the kingston, it's worth the extra $4 ;)

btw, i dont have any of those HDDs left and not because i sold em. it's just that i went through 4 of myself, they lasted about a week each then crashed...threw the rest out after the 4th :rolleyes:

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In my opinion, I'd opt for the Seagate HDD & Kingston RAM.

I've had nothing but problems with Maxtor HDD's over the years, and would recommend Western Digital or Seagate over them.

Also Kingston are a good brand for RAM. Worth the extra cash tbh.

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Ok thats what I thought. Thanks for the help.

Sad news Nsane.. about your hdds

@ ejams, yes Im in edmonton.

You in edmonton too?

So go for the seagate hdd and the kingston ram.. alrighty

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I would also recommend using the Seagate HDD. I bought one a few weeks back and haven't had any problems with it so far.

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Bold Eagle

Don't know much about HDD but defiantely go with the Kingston just make sure your current RAM speed is the same as that being purchased otherwise RAM will only go as fast as your slowest module.

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Yes I'm in Edmonton :P

Go oilers

yea i am an Oilers fan too but the Flames have it all over them this year... not in Edmonton OR redneck city of Calgary either....

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Yes I'm in Edmonton :thumbsdown:

Go oilers

yea i am an Oilers fan too but the Flames have it all over them this year... not in Edmonton OR redneck city of Calgary either....

apparently the flames DO NOT know how to play hockey :P

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