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Old 11th March, 2002, 08:34 AM
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High FSB and hard drive

Just wondering what's the best hard drive to use when running in a high FSB???

Have a 20gb 5400rpm Western Digital that got corrupted when I turned up the FSB to 160........



Seen pics that showed some people were able to boot at 170-190 FSB.......

Can anyone recommend which hard drive i shud purchase next time???

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Old 13th March, 2002, 10:13 PM
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I have seen this one too many times. ALL normal IDE hard drives do not like to be overclocked much more than 33mhz PCI bus. It's just one of the side effects of overclocking. I haven't seen any pattern or series of drives that are less prone to corrupt than others EXCEPT the rule of thumb is something like.. the newer the drive, the less likely the contents are to get corrupt. Can anyone back me up?
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Old 13th March, 2002, 10:16 PM
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There is no bullet proof method. A while back, people swore by IBMs. The best shot at not having HDDs lose it, is to reduce the operating mode.... if the drive is ATA100, try dialing it down to ATA33 or even PIO mode to keep it going. I believe that's how most people are able to achieve the high FSB and keep it there.
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Old 13th March, 2002, 10:22 PM
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I don't swear by IBM's, I swear AT them.

I've had 5 fail on me within the last 2 years or so. In FACT, there's currently another dead IBM drive in my computer that is waiting to get RMA'd as well.
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Old 13th March, 2002, 10:58 PM
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I don't swear by IBM's, I swear AT them.

I've had 5 fail on me within the last 2 years or so. In FACT, there's currently another dead IBM drive in my computer that is waiting to get RMA'd as well.
That's why I said in the past tense... Amazing how attitudes and quality changes rapidly.
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Thanks guys!!!
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