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  1. the people trying to be helpful are not familier with your problem. i am. i have witnessed it twice in the past two months. the problem is that ibm hard drives are pieces of sh*t that will fail utterly, catastrophically, without reason or warning, when they are nearly new. whereupon, your bios cannot even recognize the drive (instead of characters from the ascii character set, one sees smiles, spades, greek, junk). i wouldn't use another ibm hard drive if someone gave it to me.
  2. caveat: you'd have to be nuts to even consider buying an ibm hard drive right now. do a little research on the net, for goodness sakes. i have purchased six ibm 60 gb hard drives since 9/21/01, and, so far, two have failed. utterly, catastrophically, without warning or reason. housed in antec cases with lots of extra cooling, some dedicated to the drives. utter pieces of junk. i wouldn't use an ibm hard drive if someone GAVE it to me. p.s. ibm is giving it up the butts of those unlucky enough to have purchased them.
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    Looking for new HDD

    whatever you do, don't buy an ibm (the "deathstar," as it is colloquiallly known among the cogniscenti). have purchased six since 9/21/01. since, two have failed. utterly, catastrophically, without warning or reason. and my experience is better than some. look around on the net. used wds exclusively with success until 2 6.4 gigs failed. then switched to ibm because i was tired of the hassle. ugh. recently installed a maxtor drive for a friend. was impressed, frankly, although i have no way to opine on its long term reliability. (i do notice though, that most of the maxtor sux posts on the net [and there are surprisingly few of them], appear to be either completely uninformed, or related to their software, or related to the problems that caused them to fall into disfavor with those in the know several years ago). so, i dunno. guess if someone held a gun to my head right this moment and forced me to decide, i'd probably pick maxtor. the 740 somethingorothers seem to have impressive performance stats, too, for what that's worht (reliability is my only concern).
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    Data Recovery services

    looked into this myself about a year ago. concluded that about 90% of what these data recovery types do is no more than what probably most of us on this forum are capable of; viz., almost all probs are some software related stuff than can be fixed by, e.g., fdisk /mbr, or the like. now, on the other hand, when you gotta open that baby up in a class 100 clean room ... actually thought about building one (a box, not a room) for the project, then i heard about people who said clean room, shmeem room, and just open the damn hard drives on their kitchen table, fix it, screw it back together, et voila. am still pondering this.
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    Is my 75GXP sick?

    you feel bad? i still have five more in mission critical applications. do you understand what i'm saying? i am going to, in the next week or two, tear out and throw away about $750 worth of brand new hard drives. and i am not a wealthy person.
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    IBM 75GXP

    whatever you do, do not purchase an ibm hard drive. i have purchased 6 ibm 60 gb hard drives since 9/21/01. so far, 2 have failed. utterly, catastrophically, without warning or reason. all installed properly with new, state of the art components. you would have to be out of your mind to purchase an ibm hard drive until they step up to the plate on this one. new years resolution? pull the others out asap and replace with other manufacturers' drives.
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    Isn't this nice? And 75GXP stuff

    whatever you do, do not purchase an ibm hard drive. i have purchased 6 ibm 60 gb hard drives since 9/21/01. so far, 2 have failed. utterly, catastrophically, without warning or reason. all installed properly with new, state of the art components. you would have to be out of your mind to purchase an ibm hard drive until they step up to the plate on this one. new years resolution? pull the others out asap and replace with other manufacturers' drives.
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    IBM 40GN

    whatever you do, do not purchase an ibm hard drive. i have purchased 6 ibm 60 gb hard drives since 9/21/01. so far, 2 have failed. utterly, catastrophically, without warning or reason. all installed properly with new, state of the art components. you would have to be out of your mind to purchase an ibm hard drive until they step up to the plate on this one. new years resolution? pull the others out asap and replace with other manufacturers' drives.
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    75GXP Lawsuit vs. IBM

    whatever you do, do not purchase an ibm hard drive. i have purchased 6 ibm 60 gb hard drives since 9/21/01. so far, 2 have failed. utterly, catastrophically, without warning or reason. all installed properly with new, state of the art components. you would have to be out of your mind to purchase an ibm hard drive until they step up to the plate on this one. new years resolution? pull the others out asap and replace with other manufacturers' drives.
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    Is my 75GXP sick?

    whatever you do, do not purchase an ibm hard drive. i have purchased 6 ibm 60 gb hard drives since 9/21/01. so far, 2 have failed. utterly, catastrophically, without warning or reason. all installed properly with new, state of the art components. you would have to be out of your mind to purchase an ibm hard drive until they step up to the plate on this one. new years resolution? pull the others out asap and replace with other manufacturers' drives.
  11. i wouldn't take one if you gave it to me. i wouldn't use one if someone PAID me to. whatever you do, do not purchase an ibm hard drive. i have purchased 6 ibm 60 gb hard drives since 9/21/01. so far, 2 have failed. utterly, catastrophically, without warning or reason. all installed properly with new, state of the art components. you would have to be out of your mind to purchase an ibm hard drive until they step up to the plate on this one. new years resolution? pull the others out asap and replace with other manufacturers' drives.
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    IDE Hard Drive- Which model ?

    whatever you do, do not purchase an ibm hard drive. i have purchased 6 ibm 60 gb hard drives since 9/21/01. so far, 2 have failed. utterly, catastrophically, without warning or reason. all installed properly with new, state of the art components. you would have to be out of your mind to purchase an ibm hard drive until they step up to the plate on this one. new years resolution? pull the others out asap and replace with other manufacturers' drives.
  13. whatever you do, do not purchase an ibm hard drive. i have purchased 6 ibm 60 gb hard drives since 9/21/01. so far, 2 have failed. utterly, catastrophically, without warning or reason. all installed properly with new, state of the art components. you would have to be out of your mind to purchase an ibm hard drive until they step up to the plate on this one. new years resolution? pull the others out asap and replace with other manufacturers' drives.
  14. i have purchased 6 ibm 60 gb hard drives since 9/21/01. so far, 2 have failed. utterly, catastrophically, without warning or reason. all installed properly with new, state of the art components. you would have to be out of your mind to purchase an ibm hard drive until they step up to the plate on this one. new years resolution? pull the others out asap and replace with other manufacturers' drives.