IBM Deskstar

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    Is this a decent harddrive? I just picked up a 120GB HD for $50 bucks. But I'm leary about making it my primary drive.

    Any thoughts? :hs:
     
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    They don't call them DeathStars for nothing.
     
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    actually I read that only the smaller IBM HD were plagued w/ problems. It wasn't til the new 120GB HD came out that they seem to have dropped the stigma. Can anyone else verify this for me?
     
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    We have several IBM Deskstar 120GXP 120GB drives and we have not had a single issue with them. I cannot say the same for the WD WD1200JB's that the IBM's replaced.
     
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    yeah looks like IBM had a wakeup call when the "deathstars" started failing. From what I read w/ the 120GXP they reverted back to the mainstream platter setup.
     
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    What was different about the deathstars that caused them to fail so often?
     
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    IBM's smaller HD used a new platter design (4 platters? 5?) and they began to die over time. IBM saw this (obviously) and when they released the 120GXP they reverted back to the original platter design (3 platter?) the same setup found on the rest of the popular HD. I found a great article for this. If I find it again I'll post the link.

    For the old school PC guys they still have a bad taste in their mouth from the IBM "Deathstars" (actually made by Hitachi now). I'm one of those old school guys thats why I wanted to know if anyone else had this same HD.
     
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