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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:17 pm 
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http://www.storagereview.com/Seagate_Mo ... 7200-1.pdf

I wonder if active HD protection would work with that...IBM says they use specially modified firmware so probably not :'-(


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That's nice to see, if only as a hint of what's soon to come from other manufacturers.

Personally, I wouldn't touch a Seagate HD with a barge-pole!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:53 pm 
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I say its about time...

The two areas in the notebook, where the advancements are slow and far between are batteries and harddrives.

I have a 6-year old Thinkpad 380XD whose battery life is pretty much (1 hour) in the ballpark of the basic laptop of today....

I wonder how long before IBM picks up this... Or the question should *if* they would pick these up.

Does IBM use only Hitachi TravelStar HDDs or they have used Seagates before?

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wow nice...

Seagate is the best HD manufacturer in my book, along with Western Digital.

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akerman wrote:
Seagate is the best HD manufacturer in my book, along with Western Digital.

Seagate's laptop HDs were abysmal.

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Yeah, don't know anything about 2.5" hds... we can only hope that this new series inherits the excellent traits of its desktop counterpat!

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JHEM wrote:
akerman wrote:
Seagate is the best HD manufacturer in my book, along with Western Digital.

Seagate's laptop HDs were abysmal.

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*wakes up in cold sweat*

I was having a Overused word about the 20MB (yes MB :) seagate drive my Commodore Amiga 1200 came with, it must have been the worst hard disk ever made...

That was hmmm 1992. (the A600/1200 took 2.5" ATA drives and supported a stonking PIO mode 2 ;-))

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