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June 2, 2002 1:03:32 PM

Hi,

I'm running a poll in the Poll section to find out which hard drive I should buy which has the subject - 'Best Windows/gaming hard drive'.

Please submit your vote

Thanks

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June 2, 2002 6:23:23 PM

Best - IBM.

Most reliable - anything but IBM (not in my case though, I have IBM drives doing a very good job as far as reliability goes)

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June 2, 2002 6:25:59 PM

No, I don't think the best r IBM. I had a 75GXP, then switched to a D740x, and the performance differential (the D740X was faster) was significant. Then I got a RAID 0 w/ 2 d740x's, and now it's disgustingly fast.

My frog asked me for a straw...dunno what happened he's all over the place :eek: 
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June 2, 2002 9:04:08 PM

Read <A HREF="http://www.digit-life.com/articles/hddreview0202/" target="_new">this</A>, and put yer attenshing to the words:

"<b>Conclusion</b>

Well, the WD1200JB performed excellently in the Ziff-Davis and Photoshop, but it yielded in the IOMeter. The IBM 120GXP has good scores in the Ziff-Davis, excellent results in the IOMeter, and only in the Photoshop it lost."

And as far as I know WD JB series is the "best there is" right now. You can say anything you wish to, but facts are facts.

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June 3, 2002 12:40:38 AM

Do you realize how many variables there are n hard drive performance? I have seen such a huge difference for example when using different controller cards.

My frog asked me for a straw...dunno what happened he's all over the place :eek: 
June 3, 2002 5:23:43 AM

These kinds of things are usually tested on the same systems and the systems have the same "controller cards", you figure the rest.

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June 3, 2002 8:24:20 PM

Looks like the WD and the Maxtor are the best but 5 votes to 4 is still pretty close - more votes please.

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June 4, 2002 1:16:37 AM

WD special edition.....no doubt!

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June 4, 2002 3:50:17 AM

without a doubt i will vote for my Seagate, 2Gb, 4200rpm, LBA drive!
it rocks
soooo fast

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June 4, 2002 5:10:27 AM

One of the reasons I do not use WD drives is their vibration, otherwise they are very good drives (if not to consider IBM of coarse ;) 

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June 4, 2002 10:54:34 PM

I hate wd drives b/c every one I've had (6 totally) has failed within 3 months. Furthermore, ok, so if they use the same controller card that's great, but certain controller cards allow certain hdd's to perform better (like maxtor drives really like x brand, and wd may like y brand).

My frog asked me for a straw...dunno what happened he's all over the place :eek: 
June 4, 2002 11:22:17 PM

""I hate wd drives b/c every one I've had (6 totally) has failed within 3 months""

Heh, thats the other reason, even I do have WD 3ggs still ticking (use it for business backups instead of tapes).

And some body really confused you about the controller x working better with drive x, and controller y working better with drive y, that a boooolly stuff. If you take best controller for the drive x and best controller for the drive y, the drive x (IBM) will still work better than the other because it is a <b>better drive</b>.

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June 5, 2002 1:07:23 AM

I'm not sure ur undertstanding what I'm trying to say, but anyway. thing about the ibm is, I don't like having to worry about my data, especially w/ a RAID 0.

My frog asked me for a straw...dunno what happened he's all over the place :eek: 
June 5, 2002 8:43:15 AM

gg, you really want to make me laugh, hehe, first person I ever met who is talking about how scared he is about loozing his data and puts the same data that he is so scared to looze on RAID-0, did I miss anything here? this gets a little confuzing for me, hehehe.

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June 5, 2002 2:07:19 PM

IBM 120 GXP is very fast and probably the best one together WD special edition, but IBM is cheaper.
The differences between the two drives are about 1.5 MB/s (48 vs 49.5) but IBM show a lower CPU usage and a lower search time.
I'd go to IBM or two IBM in RAID 0.
June 5, 2002 10:15:22 PM

Um, that isn't the issue as much as inconvenience of HDD failing. I have backups of data. Plus, RAID 0 ain't that unreliable- better than my old 75GXP....

My frog asked me for a straw...dunno what happened he's all over the place :eek: 
June 6, 2002 3:24:47 AM

I have had numerous hard disks, mostly WD over the years. I am also a consultant and build many machines and the WD drives are very reliable. I have not dealt with IBM IDE much, only a few drives (all 3 are still working after a couple years) so I have little first hand experience with them (thier SCSI drives are good) but the only brand hard disk I have had consistantly die on me were Maxtors. GOD I HATE THOSE FREAKIN THINGS! However I must admit they have improved thier reliability by light years in the more recent models.

Jesus saves, but Mario scores!!!
June 6, 2002 6:29:32 PM

Maxtor IDE ATA-133 60GB 7200RPM
DiamondMax Plus D740X
June 6, 2002 7:49:09 PM

WD

My WD Drives:

WD 4.3GB - still running
WD 6.4GB - still running
WD 8.4GB - still running (fast too)
WD 60GB 7200rpm x 2 RAID 0 - running like lightning

other brands:
IBM - Failed (but replaced)
Fujitsu - 2.1GB (still running actually)
Conner - 1.2GB (also still running)
Maxtor DiamondMax 40GB - Failed (but replaced)
Seagate 20GB - Failed
Fujitsu 40GB 7200rpm x 2 - 1 failed due to temperature (a lot hotter than my WD's)


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