Thanks lads. I may just try to pick one of the hard-drives up for
Aldi, otherwise just get a std 300GB IDE hard-drive. I shouldn't have
too much trouble filling it as I already got about 200GBs of crap
split across five small hard-drives.
Although the cool SATA cables that light up blue may be worth the
extra money for the cable, pci card and more expensive HD. What to
do, what to do?
On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 19:55:27 +0000, Eamon Skelton <nospam at oceanfree.net> wrote:
> Dave Mulligan wrote:
> > I'm need some more storage <snip>
>> Aldi Ballincollig WD 250GB 7200RPM 2MB. Price EUR129.
> They still had some left yesterday.
>> Running hdparm on mine gives:
>> hdparm -tT /dev/hda
> Timing buffer-cache reads: 1056 MB in 2.00 seconds = 527.29 MB/sec
> Timing buffered disk reads: 174 MB in 3.03 seconds = 57.34 MB/sec
> Linux 2.6.10
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