Poll: Best EIDE HDD
Who makes the best EIDE HDD? I am gonna replace the current HDD in my system. I wanna know what you think is the HDD I should buy. I play an online game (Everquest) and my HDD seems to be taxed pretty hard. The two items I am looking at buffing up are my Memory and HDD. That is the reason for this poll.
This is my current System Specs:
FIC SD11 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 700MHz Slot A
Windows 98 2nd Edition
Western Digital 9GB 5400rpm
Voodoo 5 5500
Soundblaster PCI 128
IFITL Service from Bellsouth shared from a Netgear RT314 Router with built-in 4 port switch.
Thank you for your input I looked at the specs and reviews, very nice.
I looked online and here are the lowest prices I found are these good prices or is there another place you recommend?
Thompsons Computer Warehouse, Inc
DESKSTAR 75GXP 20.0GB = $96+$6.95 S&H = $102.95
DESKSTAR 60GXP 20.0GB = $86+$9 S&H = $95
Maxtor, Western Digital, Seagate and IBM are all good drives. Try to get nothing less than 7200 rpm.
My personal pref is Maxtor, I've never had a problem.
My twin 30Gb Western Digital ATA100's like running in RAID. I've put WDs in about a dozen systems so far with no failures.
Quantum AS series
Since I've heard so much bad about Maxtors drives and had one new failure and several used failures,, I quit Maxtor.
Now I wonder if they'll ruin Quantum also.
My vote is for IBM. I have not used the 60gxp series but have used the 75gxp...very nice drives The 60 series is supposed to be even better. Don't let the lower # fool you.
I've personally had bad experience with several Quantum, IBM, Western Digital and Seagate hard drives. I got a 7200rpm Maxtor half a year ago and so far so good. My brother bought his Maxtor a year ago and still works great.
The problem is is that everyone has had bad experiences with hard drives, but all with different brands. So one person says IBM sucks, get Maxtor and another says the exact opposite. If you want a really reliable drive, get a SCSI drive. Those things seem to live forever. But I wouldn't really recommend them because of the price.
Many will agree with me : IBM. And to be specific, 75GXP/60GXP series.
Best Regards ...
The only difference between 75GXP and 60GXP is that 75GXP uses 15GB plates, and 60GXP uses 20GB plates. So I guess using 20GB plate on 20GB HD is cheaper then using 2x15GB plates on 75GXP, but you use only 1/3 of the second plate, so at this size 75GXP is more expensive.
I have 75GXP 45GB here
Best Regards ...
100% ditto NDC
I have the 45gb IBM 75GXP drive and love it. IBM makes some of the, if not the best harddrives.
DESKSTAR 60GXP Rules!
Go for the 60 or 75 GB you won't regret it.
You can get a 60 GB at:
for $152 + $9 for shipping.
[This message has been edited by Fisheagle (edited 08-04-2001).]
Have used IBM Deskstar and Maxtor Diamondmax hard drives and had no problems with either. Can not give performance differences because the maxtor's are set up in a raid 0 configuration.
If I were going to get a hdd, my list would look like this:
Don't get Western Digital!
I've heard and read lots about the GREAT Quantum Fireball drives but I can't bring myself to buy anything from a company that put out the dreaded "bigfoot". I've had good luck with Maxtor, Western Digital, IBM and Samsung.
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