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Thread: IBM GXP Problems: The Truth Exposed and Possible Fixes (arti




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    great article Cam,

    I've got an 60GXP 60 Gb ... thought I had a great disk t'ill it was 3 months old ... it clicked and made some other ugly noises , when it booted again (after a resting period of 1/2 h) I had 'lucky me' a disk with bad sectors/clusters, and I don't even use it at 100% performance since my mobo only supports udma 33.

    My local pc shop performed a low lvl format (tried this first, otherwise would have been bigdiskless for +/- 2-3 weeks) and now it works fine again, but I'm gonna install some cooling, i dont thrust it anymore.


    greetz khaotic

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    I have the IBM 60GXP in 40GB. I have used this with an older 550 Athlon which heats up like crazy.

    I have a full tower case and have used the baycooler HD Coolers (www.baycooler.com) from day one of getting the drive. Cheap but effective. I did manage to fry out a Maxtor 5400 drive when I had the Athlon in a mid tower case.

    I have since learned my lesson and now use cooling fans on all of my HDD.

    So far my IBM HDD is still running fine without noises and I leave my system on 24/7. I have no issues so far so I'm not buying into the fact that these HDD should run only 8 hours a day.

    I'm not quite sure if these are like some cars, some are good and some are bad. I'm gonna get another IBM HDD, this time an 80GXP and hopefully I won't have issues with it.

    The 80 is gonna be transported hell and back and in mid towers and elsewhere as I have Computer Classes to take this quarter. I'll have to see how this one holds up. It will have a single fan in the removable HDD Case.

    Wish me luck with this one guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    I have the IBM 60GXP in 40GB.... I have no issues so far so I'm not buying into the fact that these HDD should run only 8 hours a day.
    IBM say that the 120GXP drives should run only 8 hours a day, not the earlier models

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    Here's a list of sites that have or are on IBM's case about their HDD's.
    http://www.hardocp.com/
    http://www.siliconstrategies.com/
    http://www.tech-report.com/
    http://www.theinquirer.net/
    http://www.viahardware.com/
    and that's only a few off the top of my head plus all have a good standing in the industry. :smokin:
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    Wait, you missed TweakTown! :D
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    Apparently IBM has decided the problem would best be addressed by the Hitachi corporation.
    Yep, seems IBM is leaving the Harddrive business.
    http://money.cnn.com/2002/04/16/tech...reut/index.htm

    Well, not exactly leaving, see the article.
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tweak
    Wait, you missed TweakTown! :D
    And the list would be a lot shorter , if it was people /sites/users not affected/pissed off by the IBM deathstars.

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    sorry to dig this up again, but i got my new IBM HDD a few months ago and its been running fine. I added a 92mm panaflo directly under the drive and its always on, the entire HDD is very cool to the touch even after heavy gaming. Now im busy downloading all the data i lost :\

    well anyway, everythings working fine now, although its really REALLY dusty ;)

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