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Maxtor, Seagate or Western Digital, which is the best Hard Drive ?

Old 04-12-01, 02:05 PM
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Hello,
I need a new Hard Drive for my new Sony DV Camcorder.
I am buying Pinnacle StudioDV as firewire card.
Now I need to decide which Hard Drive to buy.
I need 40GB space, 7200 RPM and IDE interface.
Which will be the best Hard Drive and any Deals on it?
DO you guys have any suggestions?

Thanks,
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check out
http://www.storagereview.com/
for a quick answer, just click on the leaderboard link.
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IBM
Old 04-12-01, 03:01 PM
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Western Digital/IBM (many times they are the same drive)
are the best.

Seagate and Maxtor are supposted to be good, but I only have problems with them.
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I would go scsi!

You are going to need good seek times and reliable, access that only a scsi hd would give you.
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i've had no problems with the several maxtor drives I've bought. Try staples with a 30 off 100 coupon, or a 40 off 200. you might be able to get a PM too if you shop around
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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Western Digital/IBM (many times they are the same drive)
are the best.

Seagate and Maxtor are supposted to be good, but I only have problems with them.
I think the relationship between WD and IBM was very short-lived. IBM, apparently, shared their technology with WD. I have a WD drive(WD172AA) that came out of that collaboration, but I think that collaboration only lasted for one or two series of drives.

http://www.storagereview.com/article...15WD205AA.html

If you buy a WD drive now, it's likely to be strictly a WD product using WD technology.

[Edited by rnp22 on 04-12-01 at 02:33 PM]
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What is difference between IBM 75GXP and 60GXP Series?
I tried hard to understand from Storagereview.com website, but I am not sure. Is it true that 60GXP Series is the latest one and is better?
I also visited IBM web site, but really could not find the difference?

Guy any Deals on the hard disks?

Thanks,
Old 04-12-01, 07:02 PM
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Deal on Maxtor HD

You can get a Maxtor 40GB ATA/66 (many are reporting receiving ATA/100) from Staples.com for between $110 and $120 plus tax. To get it for $120 plus tax, do this:

Go to Staples.com and search for SKU 428386. This is a Maxtor 40GB HD kit for $149.98. Place it in your cart and use coupon code 47247 to get $30 off ($100 minimum). You could also add $.02 in merchandise to get it to $150 and use one of the $30 off $150 coupons. This will get you the drive delivered for $120 plus tax.

To get it for $110 plus tax, do this:

In addition to the HD kit mentioned above, look for the Maxtor ATA/100 controller (SKU 443233) and add it to your cart. Add any merchandise to get the total over $200 and then apply a $40 off $200 coupon code (80208 or 80209). This will get you to around $160 plus tax for both items. Then you need to go to Maxtor to get the $50 rebate for purchase of the controller and hard drive kit. This gets you to $110 plus tax.

If you are willing to work a little harder you can get a 5400RPM 40GB drive for around $76 + tax. Call Staples at 1-800-3STAPLE and see if they have the Maxtor DiamondMax VL 5400RPM 40GB drive in stock (SKU IM1999970 - not listed on their website so you have to call). The Maxtor part number is 34098H4. This drive can be found at Newegg.com for $96 + $10 S/H. Pricematch staples to Newegg and apply a $30 off $100 coupon to get the drive for around $76 + tax shipped. You may have to keep calling to get a rep that will do the pricematch.

Good luck.

KShan
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IBM 75GXP

It is the fastest, quietest, coolest (heat) IDE drive you can get. Read as it doesn't freakin break.

I got one for my Sony DV dumps myself. I get lossless DV dumps with a crappy Pentium III 500 even when playing full screen video during the dumps. Save yourself some trouble and get a Pyro DV card instead also.

Get them both at buy.com and save yourself even more trouble.
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dahacker,
Thank you vety much for your fedback.
At Cnet.photo.com PINNACLE STUDIO DV is THE editior's choice
for fire wire card, I certainly don't know much about fire wire cards, but I think CNET gives fairly unbiased opinions.
Any thoughts guys?
Also, what is difference between IBM 75GXP and 60GXP Series?
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Originally posted by vd1999
What is difference between IBM 75GXP and 60GXP Series?
I tried hard to understand from Storagereview.com website, but I am not sure. Is it true that 60GXP Series is the latest one and is better?
I also visited IBM web site, but really could not find the difference?

Guy any Deals on the hard disks?

Thanks,
The 75GXP uses up to 5 15Gig platters, while the 60GXP will use up to 3 20Gig Platters. The 60GXP should perform better than the 75GXP.
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I would go with Western Digital if you're going with the IDE interface....

They may be more expensive than Maxtor but they're extremely quiet and nearly silent....u get what u pay for... the only way you know ur HD is "working" is by the flashing light on ur case....

also all retail models come with a 3 year warranty so u're covered there

and they offer a trade up/in program in case u find ur drive is obsolete... they even take broken wd drives back

customer service is real good
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davidman, do you have more info on this tradeup program? I didn't see anything about it on their website. I have a drive or two I might not mind trading-up...
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IBM DeskView, by far. They are silent, quick and reliable, plus they're not *too* pricey.
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I vote for WD.
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I used to be a diehard WD guy, but I've heard too many bad reports to ignore in recent months. Maxtor used to be the bottom of the heap; now I get the impression that they make a pretty good product.

Personally, for speed and lack of noise, I've found both Quantum and IBM IDE drives to be outstanding. I'm running a 45gb Deskstar 75GXP right now, and I can't say enough good about it. Very quiet and really, really fast.

-JB
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Hello,
This is the link from AnadTech forum,
http://forums.anandtech.com/messagev...hreadid=384974

and this is the link for Review of Maxtor Drive. In the review it is clearly mentioned that for video editing Maxtor is better than IBM 75GXP drives.
http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardw...views/2868/12/

I think I will buy MAXTOR.


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Originally posted by jbtech
I used to be a diehard WD guy, but I've heard too many bad reports to ignore in recent months. Maxtor used to be the bottom of the heap; now I get the impression that they make a pretty good product.

Personally, for speed and lack of noise, I've found both Quantum and IBM IDE drives to be outstanding. I'm running a 45gb Deskstar 75GXP right now, and I can't say enough good about it. Very quiet and really, really fast.
-JB
I agree, WD is not my first choice either. In the past 7-8 years I've been in computers, I've had 3-4 WD drives go south on me, however my maxtor, seagate and quantum drives are chugging away nicely! I'd have to say if you're going IDE, GO Maxtor! Quantum is great for SCSI as well as IDE.
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Don't forget RPM speed

Get at least a 7200 RPM HD. It will make a huge difference. A lot of the deals are for 5400 RPM units. Quantem did have some good rebates, $1.00 per gig and I got mine back quick for a change.
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I would go with MAxtor
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In more than 10 years of working with computers, I have found Quantum to be the most reliable. At the other end (as far as reliability is concerned) Seagate and WD.

Lately, IBM and Maxtor are the more popular choices, but I will still take Quantum over any of them if I have the choice.
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IBM all the way
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i've had no problems with my maxtor hdd so far (knock on wood)
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Quantum was bought over by Maxtor, if Maxtor is using Quantum technology. I will go for Maxtor.


Quantum never failed on me. I got a HDD 2.1 for 3 years and it is still running.

Western Digital ? I have 2 before, both failed on me in less than a year.

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