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Thread Seagate barracuda hard drives. R they the best? What's the best spec?

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OK, I'm thinking of buying another hard drive to improve my computers performance and seem to remember the Seagate barracuda 80gb as being one that stood out with you musical people a few years ago. Well I've seen this one listed on Overclockers site....

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB ATA-100 16MB Cache - OEM (ST3250620A)
£46.99 inc VAT

Stock Code: HD-087-SE

The Barracuda 7200.10 is the most reliable disc drive around. New perpendicular recording technology supports vertically stored data bits, enabling increased areal density and dependability for workstations and performance PCs.

- Capacity: 250GB
- Cache: 16MB
- Interface: ATA-100
- Spin Speed: 7200RPM
- Seek Time: 11.0ms
- Warranty: 5 Years

Is this ideal for the job? I'm guessing the cache at 16mb is good? Or should I be looking at the seek time?


Please can you help a duffer?????
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I'd buy Seagate over any other brands out there right now. For most audio applications the drive you mention should be totally fine. If you want to squeeze a bit more out of ide, you can look for Ultra ATA 133. To get any seriously better performance than that, you're looking at SATA, SCSI, or raid.