question about buying a Sata hard drive (for desktop)
Posted on 2012-03-31
Hi, I do computer repairs and every so often a customer has a problem with the hard drive. So I would like to buy a few spares, I have several spare IDE drives but dont have any spare SATA drives. Just looking for a fast reliable drive, for an average computer user (so a huge drive is not required).
So I was looking on ebay and I can get an 80 gig Seagate Barracuda Sata drive, 7200 RPM, used but tested. The seller has a few in stock and is selling them for $11 each (includes shipping).
I googled both the P/N and the FRU number and can not find any user reviews on this drive. So does that make it suspicious (that maybe it isnt too reliable?) Or are all Barracuda drives considered reliable?