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    I'm either going with a 30GB Maxtor for $70 US or a 40GB IBM for $71 US. Both are running at 7200 rpm. I heard that lately IBM drives haven't been that great. Is there any truth to this? Oh, I also have a Maxtor drive now if that matters at all.

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    I couldn't recommend you getting IBM,

    http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...rticle&dId=180
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
    Managing Director
    Tweak Town Pty Ltd

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MagCynic
      I'm either going with a 30GB Maxtor for US or a 40GB IBM for US. Both are running at 7200 rpm. I heard that lately IBM drives haven't been that great. Is there any truth to this? Oh, I also have a Maxtor drive now if that matters at all.
      Oh yeah, IBM drives are great, If you need a doorstop, boat anchor, or paperwieght:hammer:
      Go with the Maxtor, a much better drive:thumb:

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      • #4
        That's what I was leaning to anyways. Plus then I'll have matching Maxtor drives.

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        • #5
          in my experience there is no difference in the brand of the Drive as to the reliability, only performance that changes... having not known alot about maxtor, I can say IBM are a preformer, andif you follow the tweakers guidelines in regard to HDD's you'll be fine with a IBM (lets face it, nothing lasts forever)

          If you want reliability, I'd recommend a Quantum/Maxtor 20Gb Drive, as the 20Gb's tend to be single platter, fast, quiet lower power drives, and rarely die.

          there you have it :)

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          • #6
            I've never had an IBM drive myself, but the two Maxtor drives i've got (30GB and 60GB) work like a charm. No complaints from me.

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            • #7
              I actually was eying a 20GB Maxtor drive, but the one I'm looking at off Newegg spins at 5400rpm. Is there really that big of a difference between 7200 and 5400? I'm not that picky either.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MagCynic
                I actually was eying a 20GB Maxtor drive, but the one I'm looking at off Newegg spins at 5400rpm. Is there really that big of a difference between 7200 and 5400? I'm not that picky either.
                Yes, put simply. :)
                Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
                Managing Director
                Tweak Town Pty Ltd

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                • #9
                  I don't think you want to buy a 20 GB drive with today's market. I bet you can get an 80GB (qualdruple the size) for less than double the price....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mr.Tweak


                    Yes, put simply. :)
                    If MagCynic has ever defragged a 5400 RPM drive he will love the difference when he does it to a 7200:thumb:
                    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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                    • #11
                      Yeah that's for sure. ;)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mr.Tweak


                        Yes, put simply. :)

                        Or in my case 5400RPM is better..... put two of them in RAID-0 and watch the "slow" 5400RPM drives extort lunch money from the 7200RPM drives :laugh:
                        What came first - Insanity or Society?

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                        • #13
                          heh, what kinda comment is that?

                          as if two 7200's in raid 0 wouldn't rape two 5400's PFFFF !! :p :D

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                          • #14
                            Hey guys, I've got two geo metro engines, and hooked 'em up together on a chasis, and they do 0 - 60 in 5 seconds, which is faster than a ferrari....

                            HAHAH FERRARI'S SUCK !!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by [size=6
                              zeradul[/size]]
                              heh, what kinda comment is that?

                              as if two 7200's in raid 0 wouldn't rape two 5400's PFFFF !! :p :D
                              What Albinus meant was that 2x 5400rpm HDD's in RAID 0 will perform faster than 1 7200rpm HDD. :smokin:
                              <center>:cheers:</center>

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