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Re: [SLE] IBM hard drive
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 15:18:28 +0100
  • Message-id: <41372BB4.9010405@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Rikard Johnels wrote:

On Thursday 02 September 2004 09.58, John Andersen wrote:

On Wednesday 01 September 2004 09:14 pm, marcia wrote:

Dear All,

Does anyone know if an IBM/HITACHI 120 GB 7200 RPM ATA100 120GXP hard
drive would be compatible with Suse 8.2 pro on my Athlon xp 1600+? I
have an IBM deskstar that is 60 gigs and I have almost filled it up. I
want to add another hard drive as a slave since I have the slot for it.
Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I want my new one
to be happy with my IBM deskstar and to have at least 120 GB.

Thanks for any help.



IMHO the Deskstars are some of the best drives I've ever seen.

I see no reason why a 120 would not work in a machine of that
Slap it in and see what yast can do with it. If you put it in
as a slave on the same controller it should show up as

Just make sure you don't get a SATA model drive.

And then again.. A friend of mine is a data recovery expert.
The nickname of the IBM Deskstar is... Deathstar, as it has the tendency of just dying on you wo. prior warning. He recommended me to exchange mine for something other then the Deskstar.
And i myself had the "fun" job to do to recover a friends 120G drive of that exact brand.

So i look for other drives than the IBM Deskstar as i go for new ones.

Now i KONW this probably gonna start a flamewar over "I have one and it has worked for years", and that is probably all fine and nice.
Two things on it tho..
1. I just gave my 2 cents worth of experience of the drive
and 2. Keep the probably upcoming OT flamewar off the list.

With kind regards

I have a number of DEATHSTARS I need to dispose of as waste. I recently bought a 120G one on the assurance of the guy in the shop that Hitachi has solved the IBM problem. I was desparate when I bought the last one as my experience just after Hitachi took them over was not a good one, I emailed my problem as directed on their website, hoping to have it replaced under warranty, I never got a reply.

Sid Boyce .... Hamradio G3VBV and keen Flyer

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