IBM 180GXP vs Western Digit JB

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by joey, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. joey

    joey Guest

    Recently, both IBM and WD have launch a 8mb buffer EIDE harddisk.

    Anyone knows which one is better?
     
  2. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    On a general basis, I definitely prefer IBM hard drives which never failed on me...
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    On a general basis, I definitely avoid IBM hard drives which only seem to fail on me... (2 now)

    ;)
    You'll get very different oppinions depending on who answers in here.
     
  4. SysProg

    SysProg OSNN Addict

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    I'll put in my 2 cents.

    I've had 3 WD drives, 2 of which died within 3 months of installation. Never had a problem with IBM, Seagate, Quantum, nor Maxtor.
     
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Go for the cheapest one & try for a three year warranty. :)
     
  6. paul_43

    paul_43 Guest

    go get a BMW... Toyota is not bad either... but personally in terms of buget and value... Hyundai is not a bad option if you are not that rich...
     
  7. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    go for BMW!

    err... i mean, go with IBM! that new drive is sure to scream, seeing as how their current 120gxp is pretty much the fastest ide hd you can buy. all their drives come with a 3-year warranty, anyway.
     
  8. Were you expecting factual answers? Cus I don't think you'll get any. And I really can't be bothered to look, and you obviously can't be bothered to look, since you asked.

    But I prefer Western Digital for no other reason than I just do.
     
  9. Nick M

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    I prefer IBM. I like how it runs ( it's speed ). Had WD drives, two died on me before, one recently, had an old Seagate drive ( 4GB ) that killed itself also :). Right now I'm just sticking with what works. IBM.
     
  10. cjdodd

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    I used to own two 60G IBM Deskstars, both have now been returned to IBM for replacement as they both failed (within 1 month of each other)

    I've now had them replaced and sold them and got some new Maxtor drives instead.

    I would steer well clear of IBM Deskstar drives
     
  11. So that's 4 for IBM and 3 for WD.
     
  12. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Both companies are very debateable. I think you should just go what catches your eye first.
     
  13. GhaLeoN

    GhaLeoN Guest

    this WD has been running great

    i recommend WD

    maxtor hasnt let me down either
     
  14. bhxtyrant

    bhxtyrant Guest

    i have had western digitals in all my PC's three to be exact a 10GB,20GB,two 30GB and a 40GB had them all for two years going on three and none died on me yet.
     
  15. WD Coming thru....

    That's now 5 for WD and 4 for IBM.

    Keep those thoughts coming.
     
  16. ZAnwar

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    I have got a IBM 40gig Deskstar. It is excellent, and cheap !
     
  17. Nedreplan

    Nedreplan Guest

    A big number of the IBM 60GXP and 75GXP had major technical problems due to their construction. IBM lost alot on them. But with 120GXP (and forward) it has been fixed. I have a 120GXP and it has been the best Hdd so far, fast seek time and it is rock steady.

    Next time I will get a new hdd..it will be IBM...:)
     
  18. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    mine too
     
  19. Nick M

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    Yea! More good things for IBM! :::cheers:::
     
  20. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

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    in my dell, i'm on my 3rd drive (a WD) i was never really sure what the other two were, but they both failed on me, but i didn't know so much about computers then, it probably was some sort of **** up on my part and the part of 98SE/Me. but my 40G WD has been going strong for at least a year now.