IBM Releases New HDD. Claims it is the Fastest in the World

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  1. David

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    IBM, who is going to sell its HDD subsidiary to Hitachi, announced today the 180GXP hard disk drive, which is claimed to be the fastest IDE drive in the world, according to the company. The novelty should offer up to 25% higher performance compared to the predecessors thanks to a new technology called «Tag'n'seek» (Tagged Command Queuing).

    The 180GXP is a 7200 RPM drive that features a fourfold increase in cache size - up to 8MB - for increased data throughput and user productivity. It has a maximum capacity of 180GB and offers customers a broad range of options at 30, 40, 60, 80, 120 and 180GB. The 60GB model of the drive will retail for $144, while the 180GB version costing $360. All the HDD utilise fluid dynamic bearing spindle motors, thus, minimising noise.

    I dont know ,I think I`ll personally stick with Western Digital.

    Read the full story HERE
     
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    digitalwanderer Colour Commentator

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    Yeah, it's the fastest all right...

    ...for 8-12 hours of the day. :rolleyes: ;)
     
  3. nForcer

    nForcer Twice the fun!

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    Uh, hasn't WesternDigital had an 8mb cache on thier IDE drives for a couple months now?
    Not that I'm doubting IBM, but I wouldn't use the 8mb cache as a major selling feature considering WesternDigital is still reaping the rewards from that benifit.

    Nice try IBM
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    As for me, I'll stick with my new 15k RPM U-SCSI Cheetah XL's :)
     
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    its not the cache its the tag'n'seek that they are promoting
     
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    Oh WesternDigital had the 8mb cache on their IDE drives for about a year now.
     
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  7. Kelsenellenelvian

    Kelsenellenelvian Master of my own Destiny

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    I'll stick with western digital also great performance and never had any problems with 'em.
     
  8. nForcer

    nForcer Twice the fun!

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    I had one problem wit a 40G from them. No biggie - the drive just went bad.
    Was still under warranty *actually only 4 months old*, got the RMA, sent it out, got a new one back, and I've never had a problem since. WesternDigital has my vote for any future IDE drives, or recommendations...

    but as for my SCSI drives...thats another story.
     
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    Hope its better than the last batch of duds they were yelling about.Ive had 3 replacements of the same drive [20 gig] and 2 replacements of 2 different 40gigs.
    Including postage\packing\insurance back to Holland i could probably be a major shareholder in IBM by now. All i can say is the service has been great, the product being the weaklink. Ok so this is an all new[?] singing and dancing mega hard disk, trouble is my confidence in IBM to produce a drive that will last a year maybe, has been severely dented.
     
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    This thread sponsored by Western Digital
     
  11. RIV@NVX

    RIV@NVX Freedom is a feature.

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    I have Western Digital too, it works excellent. I was about to buy new HDD, when they offered me IBM 80GB (there was no Maxtor or WD available), I rejected. I stayed on my current and bought better 5.1 speakers instead...
     
  12. Vampyromaniac

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    Man, I wish I had 3 of these babies with a Promise SuperTrak in RAID-0. :tears:
     
  13. Jeff

    Jeff Yarr... I be blind!

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    I've had a ton of IBM drives, never had one go on me.... guess i've been lucky, i might pick one of these up at some point.
     

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