Storage review heeft een review van IBM's nieuwe 18Gig dikke U2W SCSI schijf, net zoals Seagate's Cheetah draaiend op 10.000rpm.
Despite the shortcomings mentioned above, the Ultrastar 18ZX nevertheless managed to top the Cheetah 9LP in most test results. Performance of the IBM in WinBench 98 run under Win95 exceeds that of the Seagate by margins of 5%-7%. NT Business Disk WinMark performance is virtually identical between the two drives while High-End results have the nod going to the IBM with an 8% lead. ThreadMark results between the drives were very close. As one would expect, the Ultrastar 18ZX ran warm to the touch even when running in our testbed's PC Power & Cooling Bay-Cool. Active cooling is a must for this drive. The 18ZX's noise was also par for the course: Seeks churned away with the best of them, every bit as loud as previous generation models. Notably, however, we found the high-pitch whine of bearings a little less pronounced with the 18ZX than other 10k rpm units.