IBM Deskstar 120GXP
Posted 20 February 2002 - 09:00 PM
Despite allegedly troubled lineage, IBM's Deskstar 120GXP is the most anticipated ATA drive in recent memory. Does it live up to expectations? SR takes a look!
IBM Deskstar 120GXP Review
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Posted 20 February 2002 - 10:13 PM
Good review. The performance was quite impressive and the noise level seems another point in it's favor. But I would have to wait at least until a year after it's on the market to see if this model is going to have the reliability problems of the 75GXP before I would buy one. Fool me once...
Posted 20 February 2002 - 11:08 PM
According to newegg, a 120GB WD1200JB is $240. The same capacity IBM 120GXP is $260. Given that the reliability concern seems to be on the IBM this time around, I think it's a clear winner for the Caviar drive with it's blistering performance.
Or am I missing something? Please convince me otherwise before next paycheck :)
Posted 20 February 2002 - 11:28 PM
Hmm... The est. Price in the review is $180.00. If they are asking $260.00, I agree with you and there is no way would I buy it over the WD.
According to pricewatch, one company lists it for $169. However, on the company's website, it's at $260. I think some people are confusing 120GXP with 120GB
Posted 21 February 2002 - 12:30 AM
I notice a small typo in the first sentence of the third page :
When it comes to our all-important StorageReview.com Deskstop DriveMark 2002,...
Or maybe it's not a typo and just a way to underline the fact that IBM drives tend to have a short lifespan, causing your desktop to become a deskstop ;-)
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