Over bij Penstar Systems hebben ze de IBM 34GXP eens vergelijken met de Maxtor DiamondMax 40, twee zeer populaire 7200rpm harddisken met 2MB cache en een seektime van 9ms. De Maxtor drive kwam het op het gebied van performance en geluidsproductie wat beter naar voren, maar werd wel duidelijk heter dan zijn IBM concurrent:
When comparing drives, a few things you need to look out for is heat and noise. A really fast drive will most likely generate more heat and noise than a slower one, but that is not always the case. When the Deskstar 34 GXP’s came out, they were faster than the competition but were slightly more noisy, however, they ran much cooler than any of the competing products in that performance range.
In this comparison the Maxtor was actually quite a bit more quiet than the IBM drive, but it got really hot (as in almost uncomfortable to touch). The IBM clicked more and could be heard outside the case very easily, but it still ran cool to the touch. If heat in your case is a big factor, this is definitely something to think about.
The Maxtor drive seemed much more solid, but the electronics below were not protected in the least bit. The IBM drive on the other hand had a clear plastic covering on many of the chips that could protect them in case of a fall or being struck by another object.
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