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    IBM Reveals Tag 'N Seek Technology

    hopefully it wont burn up if u let it run for 20 mins

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    How nice of them to put tags on everything, so you can identify your dead files afterwards...kinda like the tags they put on the dead after a disaster...hmmm.

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    it sounds like they're merging SCSI and IDE. we needed a new format anyway.

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    I thought IBM got out of the HD business... or was it just the manufacturing of the HDs?

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    there was talk, but then they realised where all their money was really going. let's just say that employees had a REALLY good deal till they found out.

    now they manufacture drives, but on a much smaller scale. just enough for themselves, and the spares get sent out to warehouses so that we mortals can buy them.

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    What? Are they talking about the IMB DEATHSTAR? Don't waste your money!!!

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    guys, wake up its only the 75GXP that crashed

    I know the sting of dead drives, i have 2 IBM 75GXP's and i've RMAed them both 2X, one is about to go in for time #3. and while the tag the dead comment is a pretty good one. i have to let you all know, that only the 75GXP and some early 60GXP's had the problems that ibm is being sued for, the 120GXP was a totally solid drive, nothing against it on the reliability front.

    how many commands long is the queue? a full 256 like SCSI or (lol) just 2 or 4?

    how can they benchmark a drive like that without using a SCSI benchmark? wouldn't an IDE benchmark simply give it only 1 command at a time forcing it to function as a normal drive?
    what am i missing here?
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    i think you're right dosmaster, only a SCSI benchmark will pick up the IDE hardware and refuse to operate. tricky huh?

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    The only operating system that supports the Tag'n'Seek technology is BeOS 5. Windows XP doesn't support Tag'n'Seek.

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    i'm sure they'd have drivers available, though it shouldn't make any difference to the performance, should it?

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    Looks like with the ATA limitations that I would say no. Remember, the Chipset really determines speed.

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    good point. we'll need to wait for the mobo chipset makers to incorporate support before we can fully use the advantages this provides.

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    I would like to see, more than anything, is better access times and lower heat. That, more than anything, would increase speed up times no metter what chipset.

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    i've been thinking about racks for mine because of that. pity the laptop can't have one fitted.

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    60gig DeathStar

    Sorry Dosmaster, but mine is a 60gig. I purchased it less than 9months ago. It was manufactured in Oct. 2001. Now, that's what you call earlier. Then mine is one of the earlier ones. I just replaced it with another brand that hasn't exhibited these failures. By the way, I also sent my drive back for RMA in the replacement brand's box Let's make a statement.

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