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#1 mule_patterson


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Posted 15 November 2006 - 02:43 PM

Digital photography requires a meaty computer with plenty of room to work in. Everyone needs another hard drive in time and popping for a bigger drive just makes sense. SATA 300 is the latest and greatest technology available in hard drives, so I thought my recent purchase would be of technical interest to those looking for fast hard drive space.

The SATA 300 spec is a 3.0 GB/sec burst transfer - pretty quick when copying or saving large digital files. It has what's called perpendicular recording technology - this new stuff. Perpendicular recording places data bits perpendicular to the magnetic media surface. The data bits are formed in upward or downward magnetic orientation corresponding to the 1s and 0s of digital data. Perpendicular recording gives hard drives a much larger areal density in which to store data because it can achieve higher magnetic fields in the recording medium.

So for less than a hundred ducats, this 320 GB drive is a cutting edge deal for folks like me who routinely run outta work space every 9 months due to commercial/wedding shoots and graphic design assignments, etc. It's time to slip another set of platters into an empty computer bay, so I'm adding another drive for a total of 600 GB of digital real estate.

This drive will serve as a master backup so I can delegate more scratch space for PS CS2 and other Adobe RAM-hoggin' apps like InDesign and Dreamweaver. Installation of SATA drives is just as easy as ATA's, so in about two minutes flat I'll have three drives keeping the office warm this winter.

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Read all about this drive at:
Seagate Barracuda 320 GB HHD Review

I got mine at Tiger Direct ($117 shipped) which has excellent customer service, by the way. You can do even better at Newegg - right here:
Seagate 320 HHD $95 w/ Free Shipping at Newegg

Keep in mind that a suitable power supply is needed as you add these items to your toaster. A quality built 550-watt power supply was recommended to me by DD so you can fill your PC up without a loss of power to the motherboard or other peripherals.
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 03:05 PM

I second your recommendation....I purchased one that holds all my pics and videos..thinking about getting two more!!!! :)

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