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  1. Funny, each time there is a new raptor we have to wait for the final review under the final revision. Not a rant against storage review, but oh well. I still would get a Raptor X, since it would look good in the side of my Apevia Cube Case.
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    The SR Notebook Drive Roundup

    The E7K100 series 2.5" HDD from Hitachi features 24/7 operation just for blades and such. I just bought a 7200rpm 80 7K100. Nice, sounds like a little 180GXP HDD (not like the newest generation 7k500). That thing gets very warm compared to the 5400rpm Fujitsu it replaced.
  3. I got mine to work after a reboot and it would work perfectly fine, after another reboot it just clicked and clicked and was dead. If it makes you feel better my 180gxp and new hitachi drives, 6 in all are all fine, while my only 75gxp failed.
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    Hitachi Deskstar 7K250

    The noise my 180 makes is sometimes noticeable and othertimes quiet. Otherwise most IBM drives made that noise, not a big deal. There is a reason mentioned before that the parallel one would be faster; this drive has a PATA to SATA arbitor chip, so it's just like having Abit's serillel built on to it.
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    Western Digital Caviar WD2500JD

    Errr, when is the review of the Hitachi going to happen? I'm assuming since you use a adapter card for SATA tests, wouldn't that not be as good as Intel's sb integrated controller, not that it really matters. Otherwise the Hitachi will use a bridge solution too.
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    Any WD Drives FDB?

    As the title mentions, any drives from WD have fluid dynamic bearing motors? Course unless it's a special edition, it won't have a 3yr warranty, but that new raptor drive with the FDB looks like all around quiet, fast and perfect.
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    Hitachi 250GB HDD in stock at newegg.com

    Of course, I know the IBM one is quieter, I have one
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    Hitachi 250GB HDD in stock at newegg.com

    Then looking at other drives why pay that when the WD SP Edition is $250? Aside from quietness of course.
  9. Drive Costs $326 dollars, IDE/ATA-6 Free shipping, if anyone's interested in being a canidate for a deathstar. Ok ok, I used btw me and others a 75, 60, 120, 180 GXP series, and the only one with problems was the one 75gxp. So perhaps the problem is gone.
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    IBM 8MB 120GB model.

    Anyone see the 8MB model 180GXP from newegg? I'm just curious how long it might have been there. It costs a whopping $16 more for the memory and 3 yr warranty that comes with it. Probably the best deal. $141 for the 120GB 8MB version.
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    IBM Deskstar 180GXP

    That is a redeeming thing of IBM, the first time my 75GXP failed it was repaired, the next time I sent it in (not unexpected) I got a 60GXP, then after another 60GXP started making noises but didn't fail I got a 120GXP in return. Hopefully that will fail and I'll get a 180GXP I would buy another one, but if it's IBM and I'm paying $160 for a drive I expect a 3 yr warranty, otherwise if it does fail that's money down the drain.
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    Western Digital Caviar WD2000BB/JB

    http://www.storage.ibm.com/hdd/support/en/...ty/english3.htm Looks like they are still at 3yrs, ironic isn't, and it's a good thing too cause they need it.
  13. I've had that happen to me, and for some weird reason, at reboot the BIOS thinks the hard drive is much smaller than it really is (wherever you stopped in format makes the "new" capacity). I had to reset the BIOS and unplug the drive to get it to acknowledge the true capacity. It happened to a 75GXP.
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    See the 75GXP click of death

    Yeah, I spent hours reading about that stuff around here. Funny how it can make all that air. Well, cdroms can do that too.
  15. Well except for the 60 and 120, IBM was the first to use glass platters, have the highest capacities, and was the people who broke the so called 18GB limit of the time. I always thought that IBM was special cause it wasn't available in boxed form, although IBM does sell them themselves, probably boxed. It took a little more effort to find them, which made you feel special, along with your home made computer which had special parts like a slot loading DVD drive (ever saw that at Best Buy? no way). Only way to settle this is see how the 120GXP series turns out. It just came out, we shouldn't count DOAs against IBM. We need that database again. But from what has happened it seems that it won't come back. My good experiences with IBM makes it hard to agree with you, but it's true. They should just admit their mistake. I think the POH think is exaggerated, but that's just because IBM is under a microscope. This is when IBM either comes back or folds. You shouldn't need IBM's SCSI drive to get reliability. I'd be willing though to be a guiney pig and use a drive as storage and not for my OS, cause I like IBM. If it fails, them to IBM, ---- you.