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redfish
11-22-2003, 02:49 AM
i want to upgrade my utv and wanted to know what kind of hard drive i can use (rpm?) and what is the max size hard drive i can use i have an rca dwd490re thank you

djohn
11-22-2003, 04:05 AM
The important thing is that it follows the ATA security spec and you can only use 137G of space, so you could put a 160 in and waste some space or you could use a 120 and not max the unit out. Totally up to you which way you go.

I have used Seagate, IBM, and Western Digitals in the UTV. Seagates probably make the least heat and noise of the three, I would not willingly use IBMs unless you didn't think you had another choice. Western Digitals are good drives IMHO and work well, there have been some issues with certain lines of WD drives before, I haven't experienced it.

5400 RPM would run cooler but at the same time todays 7200 RPM drives probably run as cool as 5400 RPM drives did 2 or 3 years ago.