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Old 15th August, 2002, 09:48 AM
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IBM 60 GB Deskstar 120GXP Vancouver BROKEN'S

I will buy second this hdd , so i have one question about this hdd. I know IBM maked hdd which broken a lot so with 120GXP series is the same??? I have my 120GXP not a long time (3 weeks) and all working good. My english is bad sorry
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No, you're thinking of the 75GXPs (the 60GXP and 120GXP are okay, but even the 120GXP are rated only to be run for 11 hours a day...)

I suggest you get another brand drive to avoid IBM's poor track record...
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Having 'lost' a 40gig IBM after only 6 months, I will never purchase another IBM h/d.

Burned once, shame on you.... burned twice, shame on me
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Having 'lost' a 40gig IBM after only 6 months, I will never purchase another IBM h/d.

Burned once, shame on you.... burned twice, shame on me
ditto, my 40 gb 60GXP has been heavily used for a year and still seems to be going strong (knocks on desk)
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Old 15th August, 2002, 10:14 PM
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So which you suggest??? Maybe Maxtor 5400rpm???. Which HDD will live more long??? 5400rpm or 7200rpm??? and which hdd's broked more often?
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I'm using two Max's - 40gb 7200 rpm liquid bearings.... very quiet. Only time I know they're in there is on heavy access, they 'tick' a little here and there.
Can't tell you about the longevity, but from reviews and other places, they seem to be fine.
I also use an Uninterup. Power Supply, so no brown outs or spikes, which are hard on drives [as well as other stuff]

Just had one too many bad experiences with the IBM line, and have read MANY people who have had them go south.
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I too use Maxtor drives. Just installed a 40gig today from my bro. I've run Maxtor alone now since 98. Have had to RMA a few, but that was my fault....lightning...
THey are quiet, stable, generous to the overclocker and have never done me wrong. Oh, did I mention they were quiet too?
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As of ~8 months ago, the Seagate Barracuda IV's were rated the most reliable IDE HDD's. Their weak points are: Not good in RAID configuration, but this will be fixed soon. Their other not so good feature is that they rank only third in speed, with Maxtor and WD doing better.

After a very bad experience with an IBM 75GXP, I wanted reliability more than speed. They are not Ferrari's but they aren't Trabi's, either!
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