Recommendations and Opinions for new hard drive

Magneto

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I welcome your recommendations or opinions of hard drive makes OTHER than IBM.
I am needing to replace my IBM 75GXP (aka P.O.S.) "again", and I am looking at either a Western Digital 40 gig/ATA100/7200, or the Maxtor 40 gig/ATA100/7200. I haven't looked at Seagate in a while, but I plan to research those soon.
I have heard that some Western Digital drives are now using "IBM" technology in their drives, and if that's true, I will not buy WD.
Any ideas would be very welcome...
Thanks for taking the time to read and/or reply..
Mag...
 
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again? is that your 2nd or 3rd time to return it?
I would buy the Maxtor, because it is faster than the WD. If you are going to buy a drive for 100Gb, then you should get the WD, I believe the WD with 8MB buffer is the fastest IDE drive now
 

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I just bought my first Maxtor last night because they have ATA133 while WD has only 100. The only difference I saw was that Window XP booted 1 second faster. It's cheaper too. I may become a Maxtor man soon if things continue to be good for me.
Food for thought.

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Tutlas

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i'd go with maxtor or seagate, stay away from western digital, i had one break on me once, even though its defidenly not the model u plan on buying. I have a 60 gxp thats screwing me right now and since u have a 75, i'm sure u just want something thats reliable. go with maxtor or seagate. get a good HDD that will last a long time.
 

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the 40 gig westenr digtal acutal is a 40 gig 60 gxp in discusses. so if you want to stay away form ibm get the maxtor

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Maxtor drives are crap. IBM/WD are in bed although IBM does have good drives other then a few bad models. Seagate pissed me off more then once but thier newer drives seem better.

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so which brand would you pick? Samsung? Fujitsu (I think you still could find some)?
 

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