compared the IBM Deskstar 75GXP to the Western Digital 20.5GB
7200RPM ATA/100 Drive, model number WD200BB. We ran the High End
Disk Winbench99 to compare both drives.
the 75GXP beats out the Western Digital by a few points in both
I buy it?
The IBM 75GXP is a very solid performing series from what I
could gather in my testing of the drive. In addition to the
performance, the drive also runs noticeably quieter than that
of the Western Digital, which is most welcome. Though most of
us are running with heavily modified cases and huge 120mm fans,
so I don't know how much that would matter anyway?
drive does run slightly warm (about 51 degrees C under load)
without any active cooling applied, though this is to be expected
from a 7200RPM drive. Some have hailed this drive as some sort
of messiah to the ATA HDD world, unfortunately a messiah it
is not. What it may be is a fast, solid performing drive with
an exceptional capacity ceiling of about 75GB. Not to mention
IBM's legendary reliability.
go out to Advanced
Design KY for supplying us with this drive, check them out
as they have the drive featured in this review for under $170!