I am going to be building a new computer soon. Hopefully I will have the money when Half Life 2 is released. [And hopefully the crew at Transgaming Technologies
will have Cedega ready for HL2 soon after its release.] I have been researching processors and memory and chipsets and all that jazz, but one thing I am not seeing covered very well are Hard Drives.
I wanted to see what recommendations can be made for Hard Drive Manufacturers. What brands have you had the best luck with?
Currently I am running a system that is 2 years, 7 months old. (And for some strange reason, eats power supplies, I'm on lucky number three now.)
AMD Athlon XP 1600+
ASUS A7M266 (AMD 760 Chipset)
512 MB DDR 2100
3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 <--[Don't die laughing]
ATI TV Wonder
SB Audigy 2
Promise Dual IDE (Ultra 100 TX2)
Western Digital (WD153BA)
IBM Deathstar 80GB (IC35L080AVVA07-0)
Plextor DVD+/-RW (PX708A)
Plextor CD-RW (PX-W4824TA-SW)
D-Link 10/100 NIC (DFE-530TX)
I am considering the Western Digital Raptor
drives but I am open to suggestion. I understand that quite a few people are having good luck with the S-ATA drives, and when there is a problem, it's usually the chipset, or lack of support for it, that causes the problem.
Any suggestions or comments?