Thinking on getting a 60gb 7200rpm drive. I considering IBM's 60GXP since I had previously used IBM drives in other computers with great results. Out of all the 60GB HD's out there, which brand/model would you guys recommend.
BTW One of my friends is selling a4 Seagate Baracuda IV and I know he doesn't buy anything that doesn't perform well. He said the only reason he's selling them is because he can't run raid 0+1 with them.
I would go with a Maxtor drive personally. With the 75GXP problems I don't think IBM's "pixi-dust" is going to get me to buy one of their drives. Seagates joke about their hard drives being too fast for a RAID config is too funny!
yeah, the fdb is nice and all, but i have actually heard that it is just a little quieter.
and that it doesnt run much cooler.
and definately doesnt perform any better.
my d740x with standard bearings is great.
quiet, fast, and doesnt run hot.
Update: I've eliminated WD's WD800BB just because, so I'm stuck in between IBM's 80GB 120GXP, Seagates 80GB Cuda IV, and Maxtor's 80GB D740X. The Maxtor is cheaper than the both and offers ATA133, Seagates looks to be a well rounded performer, and the I havn't heard that much about the new 120GXP's (I hear it's up to 50% faster than the 75gxp's). Currently I'm using a IBM 14GXP and a Deskstar 8 8.4gb which I have never had a problem with either of them. Unfortunatly the ATA33 specs on those drives are my bottleneck not to mention the size. With all that said, from previous experience with IBM's drives, I wouldn't mind spending the extra moola on the 120GXP.