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.
Computers remind me of Murphy's law:- whatever can go wrong, it's always associated with a computer!