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Old 01-13-2002, 10:08 AM
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Default Maxtor DiamondMax or IBM Deskstar ?

I need to buy a 60GB harddisk

I have two options:
1. Maxtor DiamondMax D740X 60,0GB UDMA 133
2. IBM Deskstar 60GXP 61,5GB 7200 UDMA 100

Both cost $ 220.00 and my motherboard is ATA100.

Which the best option? 1 or 2?
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Old 01-13-2002, 10:43 AM
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Default Re: Maxtor DiamondMax or IBM Deskstar ?

go with the ibm, but don't pay $220. its $111 at newegg.com and maybe cheaper on pricewatch....
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Old 01-13-2002, 11:21 AM
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Default Re: Maxtor DiamondMax or IBM Deskstar ?

They are both great drives. The Maxtors seem to run a little quieter than the IBMs, but barely noticeable. I have both and if I had to buy another one, I'd stick with that IBM 60GXP at www.newegg.com that is listed above. Stay away from the 75GXP.
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Old 01-13-2002, 05:26 PM
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Default Re: Maxtor DiamondMax or IBM Deskstar ?

They are both great drives. I have both. The Maxtor's are quieter. I am a little more partial to Maxtor because they purchased parts from a company I used to work for. IBM bought this same part from a vendor overseas. Buy American!
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Old 01-14-2002, 02:59 AM
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Default Re: Maxtor DiamondMax or IBM Deskstar ?

Go for a Seagate Barracuda ATA IV. These are faster and quieter than both the drives you mention and cheeper than the Deskstar.

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