Personal computing discussed

Moderators: morphine, Steel

 
FlyingDragon
Gerbil In Training
Topic Author
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2002 7:00 pm

Fri Feb 08, 2002 3:07 pm

My Maxtor 40Gb ATA/100 7200RPM drives only gives me about 25Mb/s. I keep seeing everyone with single drive speeds in the 35-45Mb/s range. I can only assume this is due to the Make/Model of the dive and not really based on the 7200RPM|ATA100 since they are the same. Can anyone recommend some fast, non-IBM GXP (due to heat issues), drives? Thanks.
 
Vrock
Gerbil God
Posts: 21446
Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: The Land of the Looney Lolcats

Fri Feb 08, 2002 4:45 pm

Any of the Seagate Barracuda IV drives fit the bill. They are in the "over 40" club at storage review. Very quiet too.

Best bang for the buck is the 40gb, you can find it around 90 bucks online.
 
cRock
Gerbil First Class
Posts: 112
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: pimpin the ATL

Mon Feb 11, 2002 9:41 am

I'll also recommend the Barracuda IV. I have a couple of the 40s and they're very nice. The near-silent operation is so pleasant you'll wonder how you ever lived with noisy drives.
 
Steel
Global Moderator
Posts: 2329
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2001 7:00 pm

Wed Feb 13, 2002 3:02 pm

The current all around fastest ATA drive right now is the Western Digital WD1200JB (8MB cache).
http://www.storagereview.com/articles/2 ... 0JB_1.html
If you don't want to shell out the big bucks, the Barracuda IV is OK too. These things are dead silent, even during heavy seeking.
 
highlandr
Gerbil Elite
Posts: 560
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Somewhere in downstate IL
Contact:

Thu Feb 14, 2002 12:00 am

I would check your cabling too. I have a 75 GXP that did 25k until I gave it an ATA66 cable on the onboard raid. That only bumped it up to the mid 30s, but it was nice to see an improvement over such a trivial thing.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest