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IBM Deskstar 60GXP IC35L060AVER07


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IBM Deskstar 60GXP IC35L060AVER07
  March 29, 2001 Author: Eugene Ra  


Conclusion

The Deskstar series of drives can no longer claim to be among the quietest drives around. Offerings from Maxtor and Western Digital are distinctly quieter when seeking... as should be expected, given the competitions higher access times. After two hours of fully random seeks in our fairly cramped testbed, the 60GXP was quite warm but not hot to the touch. It should work in most systems without the use of active cooling.

The StorageReview.com Safe Buy Award



Simply put, this designation means we'd purchase this product without regret. Sure, there may be a slightly better, slightly faster, and/or slightly less-expensive model from a competitor, but you can't go wrong with this particular unit. This award is applicable, of course, to all units at the top of their class, but also applies to units that, though not quite best-of-class, provide a strong showing nonetheless. In the end, IBM's Deskstar 60GXP delivers eerily similar performance to that of its predecessor. This may to many be a disappointment. In this day and age, however, simple maintenance of performance is welcomed. The 75GXP, after all, managed to fend off all comers and retain its long-standing StorageReview.com leaderboard slot. The 60GXP stands poised to take its place.

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