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To: webschooner

Everyone has an opinion, and each is entitled to thiers.

Here’s what I would do.
There really aren’t any super-duper Hard Drive manufacturer’s out there. I like Western Digital this week, and here’s why.

They make 3 ‘grades’ of hard drive.
Green - Great for USB external drives, energy efficient, quiet and CHEAP
Blue - Probably what most PC makers install. Middle of the road drive, about $10 more than the Green, 3 yr warranty
Black - their ‘Best’, about $10 more than the Blue, 5 yr warranty.

I HATE it when a drive crashes, so if I delude myself into believing that $20 extra will buy a ‘better’ and more ‘robust’ drive - then so be it. I will gladly drop that extra $20 in the unfounded, undocumented, non-evidence supporting belief that I’m getting a ‘better’ hard drive.

Performance-wise, the Black is ‘faster’, and the 5 yr warranty from Western Digital is better than the Blue.

Your box, your money, your time ... just my 2 cents. BTW I got a 1 Terabyte drive from Best Buy for ~$100.

49 posted on 02/25/2011 11:59:12 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Hodar

Memory Chips are very sensitive to static electricity.

Unless you are properly ESD grounded, you may destroy your RAM. About the only physical thing you can see, anyway; is if the RAM sticks are properly installed.

54 posted on 02/25/2011 1:16:15 PM PST by robertc5 (Examining Memory Chips;)
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