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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:14 pm    Post subject: NewerTech Technologies Reply with quote

I’m a new to the tech side of computers and could use the help of experts. To go with my Mac Min 1.42GHz, I recently purchased the Newertech HD enclosure to install a preferably fast hard drive between 250-400GB. However after researching hard drives I’m confused with which drive will work in NewerTech enclosure. Should I buy a HD with IDE Ultra ATA 100, or IDE Ultra ATA 133, or Serial ATA hard drive. Do I purchase a HD with 8MB buffer or 16MB buffer. My use of the HD would be for digital photos and short video editing with FCP. Sadly the only thing I’m certain of is that I want to buy a 7200rpm. Any help would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll want an IDE (ATA) drive. I'm partial to Seagates but thats just because I've had very good experiences with them both professionally and at home. I'm using a Seagate in mine mostly because I had a spare Seagate available. However, there has been mention that some of the Seagates do not fit in the miniStack enclosure. You could double-check with NewerTech before purchasing.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greg wrote:
You'll want an IDE (ATA) drive. I'm partial to Seagates but thats just because I've had very good experiences with them both professionally and at home. I'm using a Seagate in mine mostly because I had a spare Seagate available. However, there has been mention that some of the Seagates do not fit in the miniStack enclosure. You could double-check with NewerTech before purchasing.


Thanks for the help Greg. In fact I was just reading one of your previous post that makes reference to models .7 or .8 Seagate hard drive. Greg can you comment on ATA 100 or ATA 300 and 8MB or 16MB buffer?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to install a 300GB Seagate. I think it was an 8 and it would not fit. So I installed a Maxtor. I didn't like the fan noise of the miniStealth so I returned it. I have the Lacie mini on order and should get it in a week. It really won't make that much of a difference between ATA 100 or 133 or 8MB and 16MB buffer. I believe the difference would be a couple of seconds between them and it would depend on what you are doing.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you would want ATA 133 its not a noticable diff. form ATA 100 but you want all you can get right? In the PC's we build at my store we use 8mb buffer, also we use maxtor.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For my NewerTech enclosure i'm considering the Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB IDE Ultra ATA 133 7200rpm with 16MB Cache at NewEgg for $ 122.00 Does anyone have any experience with this particular drive model (6L300R0) or Maxtor drives in general (noise level, heat and reliabilty).
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the company endorses maxtor and hitachi HDs on their enclosures since .8 barracudas wont fit.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the company endorses maxtor and hitachi HDs on their enclosures since .8 barracudas wont fit.


You know... everyone on here keeps saying they don't fit, but I did put one in mine.... granted it was a tight fit, but it did go in..... is this a bad thing??
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoonman wrote:
redcomet wrote:
the company endorses maxtor and hitachi HDs on their enclosures since .8 barracudas wont fit.


You know... everyone on here keeps saying they don't fit, but I did put one in mine.... granted it was a tight fit, but it did go in..... is this a bad thing??


Its just certain drives. My Seagate was a tight fit too but it did fit.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope the Seagate Barracuda will fit in. I just ordered one yesterday.
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