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Maxtor or IBM

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August 27, 2002 11:46:24 AM


I`m trying to find out which hd is the best.
I`ve got two choices left:
IBM Deskstar 120GXP, 80Gb, IDE, 7200rpm U-ATA100
and the
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus D740X 80Gb 7200rpm U-ATA133

I know maxtor has the ata133, but that`s not really interesting at the moment.
So does anyone has any exp with either?


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August 27, 2002 12:45:14 PM

i think the IBM 120GXP is the better drive over Maxtor for a few reasons.
1/ performance in IDE and as a drive in a RAID Array clearly outperforms the Maxtor
2/ The IBM has much quieter seek noise compared to the Maxtor
3/ The IBM also runs cooler.
Off course most will say reliability is a factor with the IBM drives as to which I agree, but Im sure IBM has this under control with the 120GXP series.Look forward to some comments.

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August 27, 2002 1:14:50 PM

The new IBM drives are supposed to be more reliable than the older Deathstar's. Check out (under 'Labs') for a very recent review of major hard drives. IBM came in top of the pile.

I must admit I personally prefer Maxtor, only because two IBM 13GB drives died on me.

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August 27, 2002 1:39:19 PM

IBM drives have a sad unreliability history.
I'd avoid them for the time being and wait for better results.

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August 27, 2002 3:29:03 PM

Go for the Maxtor. Steer clear of IBMs for now.

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August 27, 2002 5:54:32 PM

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