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Re: some questions (after a HD crash)

IBM pc level hardware has always sucked, one of the greatest ironies in the
history of personal computing, which goes to show that making the first of
something doesn't necessarily mean that you've made the best. maxtor drives are
pretty solid and relatively cheap, as are fujitsu drives. but, for ide drives,
i've never found any better than western digital.

Darren Wyn Rees wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 04, 2001 at 10:05:44AM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > > The hard disk is an IBM 40GB.  Not sure of the model, but it's
> > > only about 4 months old, so I should be able to return it under
> > > the guarantee.  What is the best way to WIPE data on the disk ?
> >
> > GTX (?) disks are widely reported to have quality issues, as previously
> > noted.
> Does anybody feel like making a recommendation for an IDE hard disk ?
> The last IBM HD (20GB) I bought had problems overheating.  Now this new
> IBM HD (40GB) has died within four months.  I don't think I'll be buying
> from Big Blue again.
> Maxtor disk in the UK come with a 3 year warranty.  Are these any good ?
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> Darren Wyn Rees                 merlin@netlink.co.uk
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