Looking for a new big ATA drive? I just read that IBM has announced a new drive, the GXP120, a harddisc with 120GB capacity, rotating at 7200RPM. For more info, go to this URL: http://www.vr-zone.com/#1862
There seem to be many faulty GXP75 drives around. I have an IBM GXP75 drive; the first one I ordered did not work, but the second one did work, and I never had any problems with it -THUSFAR, I should say. The thing is, IBM produces the fastest ATA drives at the moment. And for any comment about the new 120GXP it is still too soon.
Besides, which other drives remain? Western Digital seems to have produced a couple of problems with their drives also, according to what I read on this forum. Maxtor has a couple of nice big drives, yet they have a rotational speed of 5400RPM, making them a lot slower than their IBM counterparts.
Perhaps SCSI is the way to go then?
What performance figures are there (officially) for using the new Western Digital drive for gigasampler usage?
It seems to me that an 8meg cache isn\'t a huge amount when it comes to trying to suck audio sound of a hard-drive. Do we really re-use data that often? I\'m not convinced? But I\'d be willing to be corrected!