I received a lot of emails from our readers complaining about the missing IBM and Maxtor drives in the recent hard drive reviews at Tom's Hardware Guide. Generally we don't leave out certain products intentionally. If some drives were missing so far, it's simply because they were unavailable to us for different reasons.
First of all I want to apologize that you had to wait until now for us to review IBM hard drives. I'm also expecting to receive the latest Maxtor drives rather soon.
IBM's Deskstar Family
Finally, we received a 30 GByte model of IBM's latest IDE Deskstar series, the 75GXP. The series is called DTLA and follows a tradition which goes back 11 drive generations. IBM launched their Deskstar family with two 540 MByte drives (one IDE, one SCSI) several years ago. Those drives ran at 4500 rpm and came with 96 kBytes cache.
|Family name||Capacity||Interface||Cache memory||Rotation speed|
|DSAA||270 to 720 MBytes||PIO3||96 kB||4500 rpm|
|DPEA||540 to 1080 MBytes||PIO3||96 kB||5400 rpm|
|DJAA||1.2 and 1.7 GBytes||PIO4||96 kB||4500 rpm|
|DAQA||2.1 to 3.2 GBytes||PIO4||128 kB||5400 rpm|
|DCAA||3.6 and 4.3 GBytes||PIO4||96 kB||5400 rpm|
|DHEA||4.3 to 8.4 GBytes||UltraATA/33||476 kB||5400 rpm|
|DTTA 16GP||3.2 to 16.8 GBytes||UltraATA/33||512 kB||5400 rpm|
|DTTA 14GXP||10 to 14.4 GBytes||UltraATA/33||512 kB||7200 rpm|
|DJNA 25GP||10 to 25 GBytes||UltraATA/33||512 kB or 2048 kB||5400 rpm|
|DJNA 22GXP||9 to 22 GBytes||UltraATA/66||2048 kB||7200 rpm|
|DPTA 37GP||15 to 37 GBytes||UltraATA/66||512 kB or 2048 kB||5400 rpm|
|DPTA 34GXP||13 to 34 GBytes||UltraATA/66||2048 kB||7200 rpm|
|DTLA 40GV||20 to 40 GBytes||UltraATA/100||512 kB||5400 rpm|
|DTLA 75GXP||15 to 75 GBytes||UltraATA/100||2048 kB||7200 rpm|
All IBM drives are well known for their excellent reputation regarding performance and reliability.