From: Dominique Pivard (domi_at_kenavo.fi)
Date: Sun Mar 12 2000 - 16:52:39 EST
On Sun, 12 Mar 2000 at 09:48 AM you, "Michael Geary" <Mike_at_Geary.com>,
>I have both. I like the Toshiba *much* better. It's much quieter than the
>TravelStar, and it spins down immediately when I put the machine on
>standby or shut it down. The 18Gb TravelStar has a noisy whine, and it
>takes many seconds to spin down--it doesn't seem to have a spindle brake
>like all the other notebook drives.
Thanks a lot, Mike! These are the kind of real life comments you'll find
>www.ic-direct.com has the Toshibas for about $450; I've bought lots of
>stuff from them with no problems. Bill Morrow at www.thinkpads.com has
>TP600 mounting trays, and he sells the TravelStars (and sometimes
>Toshibas, although I haven't seen the 18Gb listed on his site).
You're right, IC-Direct has the Toshiba for $454.12. Too bad they don't
ship overseas :-( Interestingly enough, they also have a "CMS 18GB EASY
PLUG-EASY GO NOTEBOOK HARD DRIVE IBM THINKPAD 600" for $677.56. I'm just
wondering about the value of this "plug-easy" deal, as I found it was
pretty easy to take out the hard drive in my TP600E.
>If you haven't been through the drill before, you should get a TP600 tray
>and an Ultraslimbay 2nd HDD adapter, then use Partition Magic or the like
>to transfer your existing partition to the new drive. Bill sometimes has
>the 2nd HDD adapters in stock, or else ic-direct has a bunch of them
>(search their site for "ultraslimbay").
As a matter of fact, I just bought an UltraSlimBay 2nd HDD adapter on
eBay. Damn', I paid a few bucks more than the IC-Direct price :-(.
Thanks again for your most useful comments!
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