Patrick Schmid van Tom's Hardware Guide heeft een review van IBM's Deskstar 75GPX geschreven. In bijna elke test is deze 7200 rpm IDE harddisk sneller dan de concurrentie. Nadeel is dat deze schijf duurder is dan de concurrentie. Conclusie: Als je het beste van het beste wil hebben geld genoeg hebt is dit een interessante schijf voor jou.
At this time, there is no hard drive, which could reach the outstanding result of the IBM DTLA series. Maxtor is releasing their 80 GByte drive right now, which will most likely be the largest model until Q1-2001. Unfortunately, this drive will only be available at 5400 rpm, which will most likely result in inferior overall performance.
The bad side of IBM's new and fast IDE hard drives is their comparably high price. While the 15, 30 and 45 GByte models are still reasonably priced, the models with 60 and 75 GBytes cost $300 and 540$.
The result is pretty clear: IBM's Deskstar 75GXP line offers the fastest IDE hard drives available right now. The DTLA-307030 is able to beat all formerly tested hard drives in each and every benchmark. This performance comes a slightly higher price point than hard drives from other manufacturers, but we all know that top-notch performance doesn't come for free.