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IBM 180GXP vs Western Digit JB

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joey

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#1
Recently, both IBM and WD have launch a 8mb buffer EIDE harddisk.

Anyone knows which one is better?
 
#3
Originally posted by Ant -|- One
On a general basis, I definitely prefer IBM hard drives which never failed on me...
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
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.
 
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paul_43

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#6
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...
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#7
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.
 
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NegativeFactor

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#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
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.
 
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cjdodd

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#10
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
 
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bhxtyrant

Guest
#14
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.
 
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NegativeFactor

Guest
#15
WD Coming thru....

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

Keep those thoughts coming.
 
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Nedreplan

Guest
#17
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...:)
 

omgsoup

OSNN Senior Addict
#20
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.
 

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