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    HDD purchase need advice

    Getting a new HDD for my Server PC..
    need help with which one is the best bang for the YEN:

    6Y120L0
    DiamondMaxPlus9シリーズ/120GB/7200rpm/9ms/2MB/流体軸受けモデル/プラッタ80GB
    YEN12,780 (税別)

    6Y120P0
    DiamondMax 9シリーズ/120GB/7200rpm/9ms/8MB/26.1mm/流体軸受け
    YEN13,980 (税別)

    6Y160L0
    DiamondMax 9シリーズ/160GB/7200rpm/9ms/2MB/26.1mm/流体軸受け
    YEN17,680 (税別)

    6Y160P0
    DiamondMaxPlus9シリーズ/160GB/7200rpm/9ms/バッファ 8MB/ATA133/流体軸受けモデル
    YEN19,380 (税別)


    These are the choices above.
    I want the 200 or 250GB models, but they are far too expensive, one is around YEN25000 and the other is YEN45000

    Too much
    Care to tell me which you think is the best size to YEN ratio?

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    BB - You have some translation problems with above post.
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    some of the characters are in Japanese. Sorry about that.


    6Y120L0 DiamondMaxPlus9 series /120GB/7200rpm/9ms/2MB/ fluid bearing model / Platter 80GB YEN12,780 (classified by tax)

    6Y120P0 DiamondMax 9 series /120GB/7200rpm/9ms/8mB/26.1mm/ fluid bearing
    YEN13,980 (classified by tax)

    6Y160L0 DiamondMax 9 series /160GB/7200rpm/9ms/2mB/26.1mm/ fluid bearing YEN17,680 (classified by tax)

    6Y160P0 DiamondMaxPlus9 series /160GB/7200rpm/9ms/ buffer 8MB/ATA133/ fluid bearing model YEN19,380 (classified by tax)


    That is much better eh?

    hehehe

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    What is the normal YEN to $ exchange rate?
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    I would go with the 120 6Y120P0 right now. They ae usually your best dollar (or in your case Yen) to gig ratio.

    The 120 also has a 8MB buffer (i am assuming that is what the 8MB is) so it will also cache and access the data a bit quicker than the other 120. Also, for almost a 700yen jump to the 160 with the 8MB buffer, it's a bit expensive.

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    1 dollar = 120.33 JPY

    http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html



    Stripe,
    that is pretty much what I was figuring too. Any other comments?

    Thanks

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    I don't know how you could go wrong with any of these choices. Good prices also.
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    Are there any heat issues with these drives?
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    EFC brings up a good point. Also, I've never heard of the DiamondMaxPlus9. Are they good drives? Have you looked at product reviews? Ratings? that sort of stuff?

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    Here's an overview of the 9 series



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    I have the 6Y120P0 DiamondMax Ultra 9 series /120GB/7200rpm/9ms/8mB/26.1mm/ fluid bearing and it is one Happy drive in my box

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    I have the 6Y120P0 DiamondMax Ultra 9 series /120GB/7200rpm/9ms/8mB/26.1mm/ fluid bearing and it is one Happy drive in my box
    See Big Booger....That's all you need!

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    Originally posted by Stripe
    See Big Booger....That's all you need!
    Yep BB that's the one to get then send your old drive to Phishhead or Lynchknot & your new drive will have Good Karma, just like mine

    J/K prolly cost more to send from Japan than HD cost...

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    Originally posted by FastGame
    Yep BB that's the one to get then send your old drive to Phishhead or Lynchknot & your new drive will have Good Karma, just like mine

    J/K prolly cost more to send from Japan than HD cost...
    hey fastgame are you trying to share your pimp status.



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    One last question - How will you back up something that big? Maybe you need two.
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