Subject: Re: Serial ATA Cards - Follow Up
To: Caffeinate The World <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/18/2003 11:24:13
On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 06:15:33PM -0700, Caffeinate The World wrote:
| --- Luke Mewburn <email@example.com> wrote:
| > On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 08:44:06PM +0000, MLH wrote:
| > | I ran across some Seagate 80G ATA V SATA drives last weekend for
| > | ~$120 at a local computer show. Best price until then I had seen
| > | was $160 for that drive.
| > Unfortunately, the SATA Seagate drives are based on the "cheaper"
| > ATA models that only have 1 year warranty (and 2MB cache, but that's
| > irrelevant to me).
| 80 Gig SATA Seagate ST380013AS 8MB cache $137.00
| Not sure if this is the "cheaper" ATA model but it doesn't have 2 MB
| cache. But it does have the 13 suffix.
As I said, the cache size is irrelevant. It's the warranty length
that matters to me. According to the 7200.7 datasheet
the ST380013AS has 1 year warranty (and none have 3 year warranty).
According to the ATA V datasheet
the only drive with 3 year warranty is the ST3120024A.
I could have purchased the ST3120023A for ~U$10-20 less, but decided
that three times the warranty was worth < 10% purchase price.
However, your priorities are probably different to mine.