From: Alex Butcher on
On Fri, 23 Feb 2007 15:03:55 +0000, STEPHEN wrote:

> Haven't a clue about them, but need one desperately
>
> What should I look out for and what. I have to store my music/films on
> that's all. I do have a large collection though

I just sling a regular ATA drive into empty Sumvision USB 2.0 caddies I
buy from svp.co.uk <http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=371>. Watch out
for Firewire/1394 caddies (e.g.
<http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=370>) as many of them use a
ATA-to-Firewire/USB bridge chipset whose Firewire implementation is
problematic for many people, myself included (the USB side works fine,
though).

As for the drives, I prefer Seagate right now, as all their models come as
standard with 5 years warranty. Western Digital's 'Special Edition' drives
come next with 3 years warranty. AFAIK, everyone and everything else in
the consumer marketplace is 1 year. 250-320GB seems to be the sweet spot
these days.

Best Regards,
Alex.
--
Alex Butcher, Bristol UK. PGP/GnuPG ID:0x5010dbff

"[T]he whole point about the reason why I think it is important we go for
identity cards and an identity database today is that identity fraud and
abuse is a major, major problem. Now the civil liberties aspect of it, look
it is a view, I don't personally think it matters very much."
- Tony Blair, 6 June 2006 <http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page9566.asp>

From: Dave Goldsmith on

" cupra" <NOcupra.sSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:54ajbaF1tnvi7U1(a)mid.individual.net...
> Dave Goldsmith wrote:
> > "fred" <not(a)for.mail> wrote in message news:$N+$PrAFA13FFwAq(a)y.z...
> >>
> >>> fred wrote:
> > (snipped)
> >> I really couldn't give a f'ck, take your battle elsewhere and leave
> >> this group to consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
> >> <end>
> >> --
> >> fred
> >> Plusnet - I hope you like vanilla
> >
> > well said, fred. why can't these children grow up and slip over to
> > alt.uk.tossers ? their squabbles aren't helpful.
>
> I've been helpful here in the past - all that's been helpful about your
> (first) post here is that you've extended this sub thread with a
> hypocritical insult of your own. Way to go.
>
>
there's no hypocrisy in my post, pal. let's all take our handbags
elsewhere, eh?


From: cupra on
Dave Goldsmith wrote:
> " cupra" <NOcupra.sSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:54ajbaF1tnvi7U1(a)mid.individual.net...
>> Dave Goldsmith wrote:
>>> "fred" <not(a)for.mail> wrote in message news:$N+$PrAFA13FFwAq(a)y.z...
>>>>
>>>>> fred wrote:
>>> (snipped)
>>>> I really couldn't give a f'ck, take your battle elsewhere and leave
>>>> this group to consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
>>>> <end>
>>>> --
>>>> fred
>>>> Plusnet - I hope you like vanilla
>>>
>>> well said, fred. why can't these children grow up and slip over to
>>> alt.uk.tossers ? their squabbles aren't helpful.
>>
>> I've been helpful here in the past - all that's been helpful about
>> your (first) post here is that you've extended this sub thread with a
>> hypocritical insult of your own. Way to go.
>>
>>
> there's no hypocrisy in my post, pal. let's all take our handbags
> elsewhere, eh?

You believe what you want, mate.


From: Dave Goldsmith on

" cupra" <NOcupra.sSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:54ar1aF1vvsf8U1(a)mid.individual.net...
> Dave Goldsmith wrote:
> > " cupra" <NOcupra.sSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:54ajbaF1tnvi7U1(a)mid.individual.net...
> >> Dave Goldsmith wrote:
> >>> "fred" <not(a)for.mail> wrote in message news:$N+$PrAFA13FFwAq(a)y.z...
> >>>>
> >>>>> fred wrote:
> >>> (snipped)
> >>>> I really couldn't give a f'ck, take your battle elsewhere and leave
> >>>> this group to consumers.uk-discounts.and.bargains
> >>>> <end>
> >>>> --
> >>>> fred
> >>>> Plusnet - I hope you like vanilla
> >>>
> >>> well said, fred. why can't these children grow up and slip over to
> >>> alt.uk.tossers ? their squabbles aren't helpful.
> >>
> >> I've been helpful here in the past - all that's been helpful about
> >> your (first) post here is that you've extended this sub thread with a
> >> hypocritical insult of your own. Way to go.
> >>
> >>
> > there's no hypocrisy in my post, pal. let's all take our handbags
> > elsewhere, eh?
>
> You believe what you want, mate.
>
(...groan....)


From: Les Steel on

"akstair" <akstair(a)forum.com> wrote in message
news:Xns98E116252B4615D4AM2(a)127.0.0.1...
> Stephen, you complain that Cupra is not iving advice so let me post
> with some tech advice.
>
> Get a Western Digital or Maxtor. If possible run it bit on the warm
> side (no less than 45 or 50C) as this will help modify the way they
> behave. An enclosure for the ext drive will help with this.
>
> Get a nice big high capacity drive so you can put all your data on
> the single drive. Probably no need to back up all much if not all of
> it.
>
> Hope that helps.
>
>
>

That ties in nicely with google testing proving higher temps are better for
hard drives
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6376021.stm