IBM GXP60 vs any other HD

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IBM GXP60 vs any other HD

Post by shunx » Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:07 pm

Has anyone compared the noise of the IBM GXP60 harddrive with any other drives, say Seagates? I have the IBM now but I recently noticed its noise.

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Post by MikeC » Mon Oct 07, 2002 10:50 pm

Haven't got any 60s, but do have 75s. They are MUCH noiser than 'cudas, especially in the highs. 'cudas hardly have any whine at all; the IBMs have lots. Sek noise can be dramatically reduced with software - check under links/software.

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Post by shunx » Tue Oct 08, 2002 3:57 am

thanks for the info. I think I might wait for the Barricuda V...

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Post by Red Dawn » Tue Oct 08, 2002 4:21 am

I second Mike on the whine part of IBM's... it's horrible!

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Post by Queue » Tue Oct 08, 2002 7:24 am

The whine of the IBMs...

Second only to the whine of the WDs?

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Post by Will_Corrigan » Tue Oct 08, 2002 10:57 am

I bought a pair of IBM 60GXPs just a short while before discovering the joys of silent computing; they'd be quite acceptable if not for that infernal high-pitched whine. :wink:

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Post by MikeC » Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:20 am

foam does do wonders with high freq noise -- you just have to make sure the temp doesn't rise as a result, foam being not only a sonic insulator, but also thermal.

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Post by shunx » Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:01 am

MikeC wrote:Haven't got any 60s, but do have 75s. They are MUCH noiser than 'cudas, especially in the highs. 'cudas hardly have any whine at all; the IBMs have lots. Sek noise can be dramatically reduced with software - check under links/software.
I just tried the IBM Drive Feature software, and dramatic is certainly the right word -- the seek noise is no longer audible. Access seems a bit slower though. Thanks again.

update: unfortunately I've had to disable the acoustic management and revert to the original setting since it causes crashing with some disk-intense software.

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