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Subject: Re: I'm unable to make a decision; please decide for me.
From: Brian Wolven (Brian.Wolven_at_verizon.net)
Date: 2003-05-27


idc-dragon_at_gmx.de wrote:
>> Here's what I can't figure: do I get a Fujitsu 60GB with noise
>> reduction, or a Hitachi 80GB without the noise reduction?
>
> Maybe you'll soon don't need to compromise, There's a 80GB model from
> Fujitsu coming out:
> http://hdd.fujitsu.com/global/drive/mht2ah/catalog.html
> Fujitsu wants to deliver first samples end of June, c't says. However,
> they accellerated to 5400 rpm, dunno about the noise.
>
> In general, there's no point in buying capacity way in advence. For the
> same total price that buys the high-end disk every two years, you can
> get the model one below each year and still have a better average
> capacity.

For those afflicted with windows XP, a word of caution and perhaps a
little more disk space for free:

With your jukebox connected to the PC, open up the system properties
dialog, select the "System Restore" tab, and make sure that you have
system restore disabled for the drive letter associated with your
player/recorder. Note that if you plug the drive into a different USB
port, Windows will sometimes think it is a "new" device, and reinstate
system restore, unless you have it disabled for all drives. Depending on
how you have your system configured, the resulting files/folders may
occupy quite a bit of space (e.g., 2 GB). Not a big chunk on an 80 GB
drive, I suppose, but on a rapidly filling 20 GB model it's a major chunk.
=) There doesn't seem to be any way to restrict the system restore utility
to just the partition with the OS, AFAIK. You either disable it
everywhere, or you set it independently for each drive letter.



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