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Old 08-12-02, 08:17 AM   #1
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Default IBM 120GXP!!! What you think?

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!!
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Old 08-12-02, 08:27 AM   #2
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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.
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well i have a maxtor 40GB 7200 at the mo.. but space is important.. 80GB is not enough...
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buy two then, the maxtors are cheap right now.
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thats an idea.. but i dont wanna fill my system with hard drives.....
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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?
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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
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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.
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what about the IBM?? its damn cheap.....
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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.
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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.
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I'd go with the wd special edition. As has been said ibm drives have been crap for a long time now.
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