• Find an incredible deal for Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Share those epic bargains with the community by posting them in this forum thread!

Maxtor, Western Digital or IBM?

G

Guest

Guest
Hi, I'm currently a fan of Western Digital drives due to never having any problems with them. However, i am looking for a new HDD for a system that i'm building and need some friendly advice. Basically i just want a dependable drive that is ata100 compliant.
 

TheAntipop

Distinguished
Dec 31, 2007
1,315
0
19,280
0
i just want a dependable drive that is ata100 compliant.
any of the above will do for this. from what most people feel ibm is highest quality followed close by maxtor then by WD

<A HREF="http://static.stileproject.com/pika.swf" target="_new">Hyakugojyuuichi!!</A>
 

Arrow

Splendid
Dec 31, 2007
4,124
0
22,780
0
I'd say IBM. I like their 75GXPs, but from what I've read, the 60GXPs are even quieter.

Rob
Please visit <b><A HREF="http://www.ncix.com/shop/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048" target="_new">http://www.ncix.com/shop/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048</A></b>
 
G

Guest

Guest
>>60GXPs are even quieter<<

They're they quietest out of those brands. Probably the best performer too.

***check the jumpers 1st then check em again***
 

lhgpoobaa

Illustrious
Dec 31, 2007
14,462
1
40,780
0
all modern drives are pretty reliable,
but IBM has the percieved edge in reliability and quality, thus the slight increase in price you will pay for an IBM over the others.

i personally have a 16.8Gb ibm drive and have put it though hell, and it still runs day after day.



"Don't be too proud of this technological terror you have created"~Darth Vader, Star wars
 

Arrow

Splendid
Dec 31, 2007
4,124
0
22,780
0
IBMs seem to stand shock very well too.

Rob
Please visit <b><A HREF="http://www.ncix.com/shop/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048" target="_new">http://www.ncix.com/shop/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048</A></b>
 

lhgpoobaa

Illustrious
Dec 31, 2007
14,462
1
40,780
0
oh yes...
can you say "airline hand luggage from australia to canada and back"?
*grin*

interestingly i was looking at the IBM page last nite, and the 60gb model (and sub models) are better than the 75gb model.
they use less platters eg 60g/40g/20g = 3platters/2/1 compared to a total of 5 for the top 75gb model, and also have a higher data density = faster transfer rate :)
so it looks like ill be getting a 40gig or possibly 60 if i can afford it

"Don't be too proud of this technological terror you have created"~Darth Vader, Star wars
 

rd382

Distinguished
Apr 5, 2001
398
0
18,780
0
the 60GXP uses 20GB platters while the 75GXP uses 15GB platters



<b><font color=red><^></font color=red></b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by rd382 on 05/08/01 07:08 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

Spdy_Gonzales

Distinguished
Mar 9, 2001
607
0
18,980
0
I think that a HDD from any of these three manufacturers will be reliable. For the average home user I would say to buy based on price.

<b> "Shyt" HAPPENS </b>
 

blah

Distinguished
Dec 31, 2007
2,694
0
20,780
0
yep, save a buck or two, get a nice dinner on saved money, and, regret about saving it later when someone will point out that he/she has better one, hehe, business as usualll

Post, we'll do the "search"... :wink:
 

Clutch

Distinguished
May 7, 2001
180
0
18,680
0
I just bought a 40GB IBM 60gxp for AUS$330 and I literally can not believe how quiet it is. I haven't heard/seen a 75gxp, but I will say that this is the quitest drive I have come accross.
 

Croaker

Distinguished
Dec 31, 2007
129
0
18,680
0
I have had WD, Max and IBM. IBM is the best choice right now. Its worth the few extra $. I have a 75GXP 30 gig. Until someone has a better drive I will only buy IBM for any machine I build.
 

blah

Distinguished
Dec 31, 2007
2,694
0
20,780
0
Very friendly advise:

For system drive I would pick IBM GXP60 - never had faster drive (it is even faster that GXP75 from what I have seeing on the same PC)
For storage I would pick WD 600 series, they have 2 30 gig platters and from what I have seeing (and heard) they are quieter than IBM ones, that is what I prefer in second drive, has to be unnoticed.

For everything else does not really matter, drive is a drive, save a buck or two.

Have fun.


Post, we'll do the "search"... :wink:
 

lhgpoobaa

Illustrious
Dec 31, 2007
14,462
1
40,780
0
ur in auztralia too?
and just got a 40gig 60GXP?
neeeat
but i got mine for $5 cheaper
LOL
damn thats one quiet drive

"Don't be too proud of this technological terror you have created"~Darth Vader, Star wars
 

blah

Distinguished
Dec 31, 2007
2,694
0
20,780
0
Just go <A HREF="http://www.xbitlabs.com/storage/ibm-60gxp/" target="_new">here</A> and see for yourself.

Have fun.

Post, we'll do the "search"... :wink:
 
G

Guest

Guest
someone said that one drive had 15GB platters over 20GB platters what is the difference is more or less GB per platter bettter?
 

dmcmahon

Distinguished
Mar 19, 2001
223
0
18,680
0
More Gbytes per platter is better. Reason: the platters are fixed size, so more Gbyte per platter means a higher data density (more bits per inch). This means faster transfer rates to/from the media because more bits pass under the heads per unit time. The foregoing assumes other factors, especially rotation speed, are equal.
 

Pettytheft

Distinguished
Mar 5, 2001
1,667
0
19,780
0
What happened to Seagate? I've always used Seagate and never had a problem. Do they suck?

If you take a truth and follow it blindly, it will become a Falsehood and you a Fanatic.
 

rd382

Distinguished
Apr 5, 2001
398
0
18,780
0
seagate makes good SCSI drives but they dont really have a presence in the IDE market

<font color=green>I can draw tyte give me the damn crayon!</font color=green>
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS