View Full Version : IBM 120GXP!!! What you think?

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08-12-02, 08:17 AM
Ok, im either getting the Western Digital 120GB with the 8MB of cache, or the IBM 120GXP 120GB... the WD is a fair amount more, but id rather pay the extra rather than sacrifice reliability.

My old 60GXP died in a few months very suddenly, so did my friends 2!! Are the problems fixed with the 120GXP??

Although both these drives are quick, speed is not the most important factor, its reliability, although the Maxtor 5400 is just too slow for my uses! :)

please share your experiences!!

08-12-02, 08:27 AM
go maxtor, even if your top end is 80gb its worth the loss in space for the headaches saved.

Plus the 7200rpm maxtors are all quantum drives which means server class speed and reliability.

dont buy WD or IBM unless you like wasting time.

08-12-02, 08:29 AM
well i have a maxtor 40GB 7200 at the mo.. but space is important.. 80GB is not enough...

08-12-02, 08:33 AM
buy two then, the maxtors are cheap right now.

08-12-02, 08:34 AM
thats an idea.. but i dont wanna fill my system with hard drives.....

08-12-02, 08:38 AM
thats true but two hard drives isnt a lot.

plus you could multitask between the two hard drives. Put your OS on one and other files on the other.

What are you using all this space for anyhow?
Video editing?

08-12-02, 08:40 AM
urm, i have windows on my 40GB maxtor, and i have 2 other drivers for videos and mp3s.....

i merely want to replace my 60 and 10GB drives

08-12-02, 08:42 AM
then thats perfect, load up two 80gb maxtors. I guess if you really want the space you could go for the WD but I've had too many bad experiences to reccomend them.

08-12-02, 08:48 AM
what about the IBM?? its damn cheap.....

08-12-02, 08:51 AM
its cheap for a reason, those IBM's are crap. Too many people have come back to my store with dead IBM's after insisting that they were good drives.

08-12-02, 12:47 PM
I have two 60GXPs, and one recently died, after having it for just a few months. If I were shopping for a single new hard drive, I'd go for the WD Special Edition. Those are the fastest available.

08-12-02, 01:01 PM
I'd go with the wd special edition. As has been said ibm drives have been crap for a long time now.

08-12-02, 01:35 PM
I'm after a new hardrive too now, I'll probably end up going with Maxtor since I have had no problems with the 30gb drive im using now:)

08-12-02, 05:29 PM
hmm true.. my ibm died :( i was thinkin maybe the 120GXPs were improved...

08-12-02, 11:10 PM
well another testimony ..yeah my 75 is still going on (IbM) but it's a matter of time :p I would look into seagate and maxtor .. no one else .. WD i've heard mixed bags to consider them .

08-13-02, 04:59 AM
I am happy with my Maxtor at the moment, but they dont do a 120GB 7200, and Seagate only do upto an 80 i belive..

08-13-02, 05:18 AM
I was going to buy 120GB Maxtor and just assumed it would have been 7200 (The same as IBM), just checked and it is only 5400.
If I was buying though I'd probably go with the Maxtor to be safe as you can probably get both of them for about the same price.

08-13-02, 05:21 AM
yes but i dont have that choice!!! the place im going to deals in only the IBM or the WD 120GBs!! I will have to travel to get the Maxtor drive...

08-13-02, 05:28 AM
you lazy sod:p

08-13-02, 05:29 AM
yes, but a RICH lazy sod ;)

.........for about 5 minutes until its all spent :p

08-13-02, 08:00 AM
even with the 120GXP's, IBM only recommends running the drive 8 hours a day. Any more than that, and they could fail. For them to make that recommendation, there must still be problems... That said, I'm using a 120GXP right now, and have had no problems. (knock on wood)

I'd still recommend the WD. I haven't heard of too many problems with their drives lately.

08-13-02, 09:02 AM
lol! my system runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week!! i ordered a single 80GB maxtor for now... ill make do :(

08-13-02, 10:14 AM
Well, I've got a 30 Gig IBM DeskStar, and I'm looking to get an 80 Gig. Maxtor soon. I've had one instance of UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DEVICE happen in Win2K. And, I know the failing of this drive is coming pretty soon.


08-13-02, 01:55 PM
good job neogeo, I knew you'd see the light on the maxtor..

these new maxtors really fly too, its like a wolf in sheeps clothing ever since they bought quantum.

08-13-02, 01:59 PM
lol yeah i kno wot theyre like .... i got a 40GB, my friends have 80s, we all like em, except i need more storage.. oh well... 80GB should be here soon...