Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

IBM vs. WD(8mbcache) ??

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • IBM vs. WD(8mbcache) ??

    Which hard drive should I buy ??
    An IBM Deskstar or a Western Digital Caviar SE 8mb cache ?
    Both would be of the 80Gb variety..

  • #2
    next question...

    When will the SERIAL ATA hard drives be available ??
    And how much $$$ ???

    Comment


    • #3
      i would get the WD

      Comment


      • #4
        From what i have heard the WD's are very good drives, and the IBM's are awfully unreliable

        Comment


        • #5
          Don't even think about it twice...WD 8MB

          WD's 8MB cache HDD have SCSI performance and WD's reliabilty.

          IBM has 2 MB cache and IBM's reliabilty...WHICH SUCK!

          Comment


          • #6
            Go the Western Digital. Since you're looking at the 8MB cache model, it has been turning in some of the best overall performance speeds of any IDE drive currently on the market. IBM has earned themselves a horrible reputation for not being reliable... and I currently have a non-working 40GB paperweight to prove this. :(

            As to SerialATA, wait for Rev2.0 to come about. While it shows some definite promise as far as speed is concerned, I'd imagine that it will have some serious growing pains like the other new technologies that hits the streets.

            Comment


            • #7
              I wholeheartedly agree with everything Darthtanion stated.
              To that I will add that by all accounts IBM is leaving the hard drive business - that's all any of us needs, 1 more piece of unsupported hardware.

              Comment


              • #8
                To that I will add that by all accounts IBM is leaving the hard drive business - that's all any of us needs, 1 more piece of unsupported hardware.
                At least it's stopping people for making the same mistake as so many before them, now how do we get rid of maxtor :?:

                Comment


                • #9
                  i have a WD and a Maxtor right now...i'm selling one with most of my current system...
                  my bro-inlaw has an IBM and he swears by it.
                  the WD is a 20Gb and the Maxtor is a 30Gb. so i was going to keep the Maxtor...for the size...and get a 80Gb drive as my new "media storage drive". what do you guys think..?
                  my current drives are usually full.
                  the smaller of the two will always be the drive for progs and games, and the bigger for music/video/movies/musicvids/misc storage...:rolleyes2

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    SegiY
                    is that your case ?? (avatar)

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      WD 8mb 80Gb it is...

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I would definatly keep the smaller WD.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I'd keep the faster of the two.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Use the WD80 as the disk your system boots from.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              nope...the smaller of my drives, will always be for programs only

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X