From: Bill Morrow (penzance_at_gate.net)
Date: Mon Mar 13 2000 - 12:21:59 EST
toshiba drives ARE quieter and they DO have a 1meg buffer..
the travelstar has 450k~ more or less..
as reported by drive fitness test.. (which works only on the IBM product)
all in all, i like the toshiba product..
i have had both in my 600 and 770
Dominique Pivard wrote:
> 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
> nowhere else!
> >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!
-- Happy trails...
** Bill Morrow ** :-) WEB page http://thinkpads.com e-mail: bill_at_thinkpads.com, penzance_at_gate.net
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