FDT Vs. Ball bearing on a ATA 133 Maxtor HD

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Hi to all,

I am planning to get a brnad new Hard Drive from Maxtor with ATA 133 Technology. May I know shoulkd I get the one with Ball-baring or should I get the one with FDB (Fluid Dynamic Bearing)?

Please advise and TIA.
 

Lars_Coleman

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FDB is suppose to run quieter and also run's cooler. I would go with that over Ball Bearing any day.

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HonestJhon

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they have different versions?
i thought that all the ata-133 drives in the d740x line had the fluid bearings...
anyone know for sure, because i checked the maxtor site, and could not find anything related to there being two different types...and how do you differentiate between them if there is a difference?

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Lars_Coleman

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Yes, there is a ball bearing and the FDB.

6L020J1
6L040J2
6L060J3
6L080J4
6L020L1*
6L040L2*
6L060L3*
6L080L4*

*Note "L" denotes Fluid Dynamic Bearing Motors

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HonestJhon

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mine says d740x-6l...does that have the fluid bearings?
and where are you getting the info...i couldnt find it at maxtor's site...

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Lars_Coleman

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It's hard to say if it has the FDB or not, just because you will need to know the whole model.

If you goto <A HREF="http://www.maxtor.com/products/DiamondMax/DiamondMaxPlus/default.htm#D740X" target="_new"><font color=blue>this</font color=blue></A> link it will give you the information.

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OMG, i am really dumb.....
i have been looking at that page, and not reading it........HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
taht was pretty stupid of me...
now i have to check to see if my drive is in that list..i sure hope it is....DAMN...j2...not l2...
mxt6l040j2 to be exact....
oh well...but this thing is still quiet as hell, so i can only imagine how quiet the fluid bearing ones are...
maybe i will save up and get one of the fluid ones, and throw this one in my 233 to use as storage..hehe
btw...the only difference btwn the fluid bearings and the ball bearings is less heat and quieter right?


-DAvid

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