Which HD: IBM 60GXP or Maxtor D740X-L6 (both 60GB)?

frombauer

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Since I know there isn't much of a performance difference between them, I was looking for the quieter / most reliable.

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Amused

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I'm very happy with the two GXP60 40GB drives I installed in my GF's mother's box last year. They are very fast, and running flawlessly... not to mention silently.
 

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Not much between them,I went with the Maxtor D740X and have been very happy with it, another good thing about Maxtor is they have great customer support.
 

WhoDeeny

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I have two Maxtor D740x's in my system now and love them so much I'm going to get two more!
 

Adul

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The Maxtors have fluid bearings in them if it matters. don't know about IBM's though. I justed order mine from newegg today. 115 for the fluid bearing model. :)
 

Vegito

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the maxtor fluid version cost up to 30 more.. i have it, but might get the regular one.. i dont care about noise..
 

Paulson

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I can't vouch for the D740x-L6, but I have a maxtor 40 gig 5400 RPM hard drive, and it's been a rock solid drive, plus pretty quiet...

I demand a lot from my computers, and it did keep up with what I used it for. I'll vouch for maxtor's reliability... :)
 

Vegito

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Really.. maybe 5 more dollars.. but a few week ago, it was 30 on pricewatch.... not many people carry it...