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Thank's for your help!i really appreciate it...but i'm looking to buy a new hdd and i'm not sure where to look.i have an amd sempron 2400+ 512 mb DDR2 and i need a hdd reliable and fast samsung a solution?my quantum is dead for good...what is the best hdd in your oppinion?thanks!!!

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Hi ,

Appreciate the direct "Ask me" again.

I have had very good experience with most brands of hard drives.

  • for durability - Seagate Barracuda;
  • for performance/speed - Western Digital;
  • for high transfer rate - SATA rather than IDE.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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