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Hard drive advice! please!
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May 6, 2001, 09:53 PM
will a ATA/100 work in a 6500? (6500s takes IDE drives)
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May 6, 2001, 11:59 PM
It should. The Western Digital 30GB I just installed in my 5400 works brilliantly...

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May 8, 2001, 05:33 PM
Yup, backwards compatibility is great.

I suggest looking for a 7200 RPM model over a 5400 RPM model. It may be a little more expensive, but the speed you gain is tremendous. In fact, I have found that 7200 RPM drives, usually boost the machines performance (In EVERYTHING it does) by about 30-35%. That is a huge gain.

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May 9, 2001, 07:59 AM
Take a look at the IBM Desktar 75GXP drives (you can get one on Amazon.com)

Great drives, great speed, and very quit.

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May 9, 2001, 05:57 PM
The IBM 75GXP has now been superseded by the IBM 60GXP...


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