So what is the 20GB free mean???
haha…and they put that statement first…hmm…thnx for notice
It means that it’s really a 320gb HD. Saw the external version at Wal-Mart this morning with the same thing on it.
It means it is a Seagate.
I had one from staples it is looks like a seagate HDD design
and after fomat it show 298GB ( old maxtor 300GB after fomat 279GB )
Thats pretty good after formatting, my WD RaptorX 150gig was only 139gig after formatting.
Bought two from frys last month at 69.00
They are indeed Seagate. The Seagate is “Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS”, the Maxtor just adds an “M” STM3320620AS and shortens the warranty from 5 to 3 years.
Computers calculate gigabytes as 2^30 bytes (1,073,741,824 bytes). Manufacturers calculate gigabytes as 10^9 bytes (1,000,000,000 bytes). Take the ratio and you get approximately 1.073. For this 320GB hard drive, divide 320 by 1.073741824 and get 298.GB - precisely the number windows shows as the capacity.
Thanks etp, I am wondering if this sale is also being offered at their store.
Got two and will try a raid on my Dell box for kicks.
Yes I am looking at today’s paper right now Fry’s Electronics has this drive for one day sale with the same sales price at their store.
I am waiting for the Hitachi to release their 250gb HDD with 32 meg of cache 7200RPM that supposely be faster than the raptor in raid and non-raid config. Their 1TB version kills the raptor in almost all tests, even sustain data transfer but 1TB in raid config overkill for my system. I dont need that much storage. And the 250 gig version suppose to be 1/2 to 1/3 the price of the raptor. If you guys are looking for storage/backup data HDD, than this is a good deal. But if you guys are looking for HDD to use as booting HDD, wait for the Hitachi drive