Which Drive Would You Prefer?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by paul_43, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. paul_43

    paul_43 Guest

    Which Drive Would You Buy For Performance For Reasonable Price?

    IBM

    Western Digital

    Maxtor

    Segate
     
  2. paul_43

    paul_43 Guest

    I have IBM ones and WD ones.. generally I like the IBM ones better... a lot better...
     
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    I like WD Drives. Pretty cheap, and much more reliable them IBM Deathstars.

    Right Now Im Running 4 WDs, 1 Maxtor, 1 Seagate SCSI, and 1 Fujitsu

    JJB
     
  4. joey

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    I've got a WD1200JB and IBM120GXP, WD a bit disappointed me becoz I pay more than IBM but get the same performance.

    for the range of EIDE, I like IBM120GXP. Best buy!
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I'm a Seagate fan :)
     
  6. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

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    I was a real Quantum fan until Maxtor to over, so now I use Seagate and am very happy with them..
     
  7. segate - maxtor - ibm - wd my order of choice
     
  8. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Well my 2 40Gb Maxtor D740Xs havent let me down yet, blisteringly fast and reliable, they are quiet too and at a price thats normal! :-D
     
  9. Conan

    Conan Guest

    I'm pretty happy with 2 Maxtor drives D740X. One 80gig and one 20gig.
     
  10. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    IMB

    ;)
     
  11. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    IMB??????.. sound like dodgy make to me!! lol :D :D
     
  12. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    WD 120JB Drive
     
  13. dabomb

    dabomb Moderator

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    yeah WD is the don ;)
     
  14. dijital

    dijital Guest

    i've got a seagate and ibm, had no problems with them.
     
  15. dabomb

    dabomb Moderator

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    seagate are rancid IMO :D
     
  16. mavis

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    used to be a Maxtor fan (still am actually - they're VERY dependable) but on the system I'm building ATM, I'm going with a Seagate Barracuda - I've got a Shuttle XPC SS51G and I want to keep it as quiet as possible ... Seagate makes the quietest drives, from everything I've heard...

    mavis
     
  17. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    how could you hear that then?
     
  18. dabomb

    dabomb Moderator

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    that aint true, WD are the quietest drives out at the moment
     
  19. mavis

    mavis Guest

    I won't even bother arguing with you, just do a search on Google for "quietest hard drive" (include the quotation marks) and see what keeps coming up... 33dB when seeking, 25dB during idle - it's the Barracuda, sorry to say. ;)

    On the other hand, WD's with the 8MB cache offer the best performance, maybe that's what you had in mind...?

    mavis
     
  20. Yep, Western Digital with the 8MB cache are tops.