Leading drive technology
The IBM Deskstar 60GXP disk drive combines new and proven technologies to greatly enhance system performance and capacity—handling a wide range of advanced desktop and audio/video applications. Features such as low acoustics, reduced power, and tagged command queuing are ideal for low-cost routers, entry-level servers, and switches.
Advanced desktop systems
IBM continues to define state-of-the-art for storage. The high capacities and fast speeds of IBM Deskstar drives support higher quality digital audio/video storage, superior digital content creation capabilities, and significantly faster processing for multimedia and Internet applications.
Technology for performance
Increased track capacity and servo bandwidth combine with enhanced buffer throughput to significantly improve performance over the previous generation IBM drive. A 2 MB buffer uses advanced buffer management and hardware assisted caching to streamline data transfer. In addition, more servo pulses help ensure faster and more accurate head positioning to reduce head settling time. The IBM Deskstar 60GXP also supports Tagged Command Queuing and Rotational Position Optimization to further enhance throughput for data-intensive Windows NT** and UNIX** applications.
Technology for reliability
The industry’s highest areal density increases capacity while reducing component count to improve reliability. Second-generation load/unload head ramps help protect data from drive mishandling, further enhancing reliability. In addition, glass media provides a smoother disk surface and greater rigidity to reduce the impact of shock. Ceramic spindle bearings and a trilamenate top cover reduce acoustics to just 3.1 Bels—a level that matches or improves upon many 5400 RPM models. Circuits and motors are also optimized to save power and reduce system temperature— extending system life and reliability. Deskstar drives utilize proven IBM technologies such as TrueTrack* servo and No-ID* sector formatting, as well as IBM Drive Fitness Test* (DFT), S.M.A.R.T. Self Test, and error logging.
This drive is compatible with any computer that accepts IDE hard drives.