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off from a 75GXP to a WD800JB

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Well, we all know all the history behing the ibm 75GXP. Luckily enough i didnt have any problems with mine (well yeah, i had wierd noises but silent ones).

Now that i have the WD (with which i dont have any problems either), i realize how good was the 75GXP. Of course the WD performance is a lot better than the ibms, but there is an age difference. What i did really like about the ibm was that i could hardly hear it. The seeks on the WD are mouch louder.

This wouldnt bother me if the WD, dunno why, wouldnt work so much. I mean, while im writing these, the HD might start working on something. Forget those flat lines of hdtach, now i got down peaks up to 900kbs. watching tv on the PC? -> hd noise. etc...

The system is brand new (P4 2Ghz, asus p4s8x sis648,g4 4200,audigy). It could be anything, something running on background, or chipset behaviour etc...i still have a lot of things to try to solve this...

Anyhow, with my previous system this was straight, didnt have to run into this issues. The worst thing is that i feel like i have failed miserably in one of my objectives with the new system: quieter operation (i even runned from amd for this) sniff

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What OS are you running on the new machine?

WinXP does lots of background stuff that previous version of Windows don't. System restore is the main culpret.

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System Restore...? Is that the thingie I always disable by default? :)

I agree that the performance and noise of the 75 GXP still makes it a rather good drive compared to current drives. It's just that I god burned badly by a bunch of bad drives :cry:

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windows xp, system restore is off.

maybe i can change it for an ibm 120GXP, how does it compare with the WD and the 75GXP's?

And i know im taking a risk here...

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The 120GXP is quieter, and the 180GXP is even quieter, thanks to FDB motors for the 180GXP.

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nice sig :)

i was wondering if theres anyway to see what processes hit the HD. I saw a comment of one guy that observed crcss.exe hitting the hd 280K times for a total data transfer of 4 mb.

And also i would like to try a benchark program like hdtach or winbench but that runs out of the windows environment, dos, drdos, or whatever.

Any ideas? thanks

mak.

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nice sig :)

i was wondering if theres anyway to see what processes hit the HD. I saw a comment of one guy that observed crcss.exe hitting the hd 280K times for a total data transfer of 4 mb. 

And also i would like to try a benchark program like hdtach or winbench but that runs out of the windows environment, dos, drdos, or whatever.

Any ideas? thanks

mak.

Thank you...dog dog didn't like it :twisted: .

Sorry, can't help you out here...

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I'm surprised at your experience. I would suggest that it is something with the new machine configuration.

I recently upgraded the HDs in my machines. I was running 2 45GB IBM 75GXP in raid-1 on ABIT-KT7A-RAID for over 2 years. I needed more space and wanted better performance, so I purchased 2 WD800JBs.

I am now running the 2 WD800JB in raid-1 and the 2 IBM 75GXP in raid-0 (for swap, cache files, etc.).

The WDs are definitely quieter than the IBMs in both idle and seek noise.

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well maybe im getting this feeling because my computer is much more silent now. If i boot my old comp i cant hear the WD either.

I think that you spend a lot of time with the computer, getting used to it becomes more of an issue, like getting used to new shoes heh :), being my computer my computer my work system, my gaming system, my tv and my music system...i just hope i dont get into the eBook thingy...

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My experience with wd harddrives are also that they are alot quieter than the 75gxp and 60gxp. So there must be something strange going on with your drive! I also feel that the 1200jb drive is ALOT faster than the 40gb 60gxp drive i had before.

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I tried a WD600JB and then a 800JB in the same machine. The 800JB I had was lot noisier. Rat-a-tat-tat as it seeks, while the 600JB is silent. Some drives make more noise than others, I sent the 800JB back.

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If your harddrive makes to much noise, buy an harddriveframe from noise-control. The basic idea is that your drives is mounted i a 5 1/4 " frame, with rubberbands. These rubberbands absorbs the mechanical vibrations from the drive. The result - no annoying sounds from drive. It costs about €30 - €40, around the same in dollars.

http://www.noisecontrol.de/info/infplra.htm

- the pages are in german, but I think it gives the general idea.

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