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Which IBM's were the 'deathstars'

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jlin453

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I remember reading that a certain group of IBM models were horrible. Which exact models were these?

I know the 180GXP's are good, but which were the bad ones?

(My friend is looking for a new quiet drive and swears by IBM/Hitachi. I know Seagate and Maxtor are quiet also.)
 

Kendan

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The 75 GXP's were the ones that caused the lawsuit. But the 60 GXP's were almost as bad. I think those were the majority problem drives.
 

penquissciguy

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My 60GXP is still running strong (thank goodness), but I certainly wouldn't call it quiet. If your friend wants a really quiet drive, he needs to look at Seagate's Barracuda IV. I know of many such drives in service and have seen no failures as yet.
 

SenorBeef

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I have 2 IBM 75GXP drives that have been running for 2-3 years without any sort of trouble whatsoever.
 

mateo

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I had a 60 GXP that died on me about a year and a half (I think???) after I first purchased it w/ a Gateway rig :rolleyes:

120 GXPs are clean, though.
 

Daemonfly

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I have 2 of the 13g & one of the 20g "Deathstars". After so long, theystart clicking & develop bad sectors. I've found a full low-level format fixes them, and extra cooling will help keep them running a bit longer.

I can no longer trust them to any important data though :mad:
 

SpyderMatrix

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i have the 60 gig ones and they are running fine dual booting with them one is even my main drive guess im a lucky one