Maxtor vs Segate vs IBM

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Leo154

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#1
Three drives all 80 gb, 7200rpm.. 133ATA or 100 doesnt make a difference.. my mobo is 100 anyways...

Which one regardless of price?? (no one mention the wd 8mb cache)
 
#2
(Why not WD?)
Seagate is very silent and cool.
Maxtor I never used.
I've had really bad experiences with IBM. Also they usually get very hot.
 
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Jmtyra

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#3
WD (not a choice i know)

IBM-blah
Maxtor-heard good things...
Segate-Good business (almost as good as WD) :p
 

Nick M

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#4
Ok.

All the Western Digital Drives I had, each and every single one, died. So as for Western Digital- Nope

Maxtor- I had one Maxtor, it worked for 3 years, then dropped dead instantly. Didn't show any signs of dying, what so ever. Just died.

Seagate- The newer models are very quiet, dont get hot, and work nice, I had a new rig, with a new 100GB Seagate model, burn in for a friend, for 1 week. It's an awsome drive.

IBM- The older models suck. HOWEVER, the newer, 120GXP series, are all really good drives.

I run one 120GB 120GXP IBM drive, and my mother same one. I never had an error with this drive. It never makes noise. It get's warm, which is why I cool it, and it stays nice that way.

I trust this drive, and I reccomend getting either Seagate, or IBM 120GXP or above series
 
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Jmtyra

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#5
I can't disagree with my SU friend Nick, so I will change my vote to Seagate, or IBM. :p

(SU=Spammers Union)
 

Nick M

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#6
:blink: Call me Nick, not Nick-SU, lol that sounds...very...asian. Could be Nick-San then lol. When did I join a union LOL?
 
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Tinker

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#7
I use Maxtor.. Out of 15 or so drives 2 have died over the last 3 years. One was still under warranty and was replaced no problem, the other was just out of warranty so I had to replace that one..

I just bought an 80 Gig Maxtor with 8 meg cache and after just one week it is doing a great job....

:happy:
 
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Luna64

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#9
I love my IBM 120GXP 120GB :-D

No problems with it yet, very good drive.

I also just got a 120GB Maxtor which seems to be doing just fine.

WD is good but that does not seem to be an option :p
 
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Leo154

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#10
Gonna go for the Segate.. on toms hardware it says it has constant speed even in the last third of the drive!! TITS!!
 

Nick M

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#13
Originally posted by Luna64
I love my IBM 120GXP 120GB :-D

No problems with it yet, very good drive.

I also just got a 120GB Maxtor which seems to be doing just fine.

WD is good but that does not seem to be an option :p
New IBM series rock :)
 
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Jmtyra

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#14
Originally posted by Nick M
:blink: Call me Nick, not Nick-SU, lol that sounds...very...asian. Could be Nick-San then lol. When did I join a union LOL?
It was by default but you don't have to.

no SU Nick? Ok, done! Just Nick then. Spammers Union Nick takes too long to type anyways.

asian, eh?.....ok i guess......hum.....:eek:
 
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philkf

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#15
i read the forums and bought a ibm 80gb hd as people recomended, it was the biggest load of trash i ever had.
i now have a maxtor and it rocks i will stick to maxtor drives (or quantum had one for 4 years still good) so my advice is buy it local whichever one you get so if it does go pear shape you can take it back and get a diffrent brand.
 
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Burpster

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#19
have an IBM(almost 4 years old) and a Maxtor(3 years old) i work these puppies hard without a prob
 
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Leo154

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#20
yeah thanx you guys... concerning the original topic, i bought a segate 80G and i'm loving it... works great...

the reason i chose this was that it speed doesnt fall below 23mb/s even when the medium is more than 75% full...

and its really fast with only 30GB used right now..
 

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