PC advice - What's the best 160gb SATA hard drive?

By phillai ยท 4 replies
Jan 19, 2004
  1. Hi everyone.

    I'm doing some minor upgrades to my PC at the moment and one of the main things I'm doing is changing my two 80gb IDE hard drives to two 160gb SATA hard drives?

    Which 160gb SATA offers the best value and performance?

    Thanks to all replies in advance!
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Before you spend all that money, does your mobo support SATA?
    FYI, they use different connection-cables, not compatible with IDE at all.
  3. phillai

    phillai TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 43   +6

    Yep, my mobo supports SATA.
    I got the ASUS A7N8X NFORCE2 motherboard.
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Pretty much anything from Maxtor, Seagate, or Western Digital. Whichever you want, really, as long as it's 7200RPM w/ the 8MB cache. Even though I'm a huge WD fan, I can still say any major brand of hard drive is going to do you fine.

    Here, the Samsung 160GB 7200RPM 8MB cache SATA drive on newegg is the cheapest - just under $120. And it has a 3 year warranty as compared to the more expensive Seagate's.
    If it was me, I would spend the extra $10 and get the WD, but that's just me :D
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

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