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Thread: IBM 75GXP 45GB IDE UDMA-100 7200rpm




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    Yeh. Alot of the 75GXP's died because of mechanical problems rather than heat damage, however all IBM HDD's are very susceptible to heat damage (as well as mechanical problems) also i dont think their track record will ever be good to go again, since all lines are soon being discontinued, and all HD manufacturing to stop by IBM. Also seagate 7200RPM drive run decently hot, mine runs at 28C cos it has a fan clipped to it, but then again ALL 7200RPM drives run hot. Seagate is my personal preference, it totally silent (like 19dB) and on average is faster than the maxtor ATA '133' drives.

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    Just an interesting statistic, the 75GXP drives have a %70 failure rate, are not recommended to run more than 8 hours a day, and have an estimate lifespan of 1000 hours. Very poor

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    Mine was a newer 60GXP. :(
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    Hey isn't it IBM that have that stupid 332hrs p/m operational time recomendation? :?:
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    It is somewhere in that general timeframe, yes.
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    My 60 gb gxp60 died a couple of days ago. :mad:

    I have found a Maxtor, heard alot good about this disks but also some problems. What is your opinion, better than the ibm disk i hope... hehe It's an 80 gb drive 7200 rpm with some kind of oil bearing ****, btw wtf is that?

    The gxp120 series can very well be mutch better and improved though...

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    A lot of Maxtor drives of late have had reliability issues. You'd be better served with either a Seagate or Western Digital drive. Both offer good performance and long life, but the WD 8MB models are where you'll find the best overall performance. :)
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    I see, let's just hope my new Maxtor lasts a bit longer...
    I will report if i should get any stability problems with the disk.
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    Go seagate for 2MB cache, and WD for 8MB cache, maxtor isnt so great these days.

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