Originally posted by jmscott42
Just out of curiosity, are the original drives you guys are replacing in the XS32 Maxtors or Seagates? I ask since both XS32s I deal with have Maxtor drives, and are both the older ZL10 revision. I'm wondering if anyone's crossed-brands successfully and replaced a Maxtor with a Seagate?
Well, I suppose I may be the first guinea pig for the crossed-brand swap. When I replaced my DVD burner, I noted that the hard drive was a Maxtor (model 4R080L0 I believe). I never even considered that changing makes of hard drives would be a potential problem. Of course, based on how finicky the XS32 is with other things, I suppose I should have ruled nothing out.
However, I am remaining very optimistic inasmuch as the XS32 came with both the Maxtor and Seagate 80GB drives as "standard" equipment.
Of course, one of the variables could be the Software version of the XS32. Mine, like yours jmscott42, is the older ZL10. I confirmed that my hard drive has been shipped and am hoping to get it by the weekend. I will attempt to free some time up and give this a shot. I'll post results on my attempt.
Originally posted by TapeBeGone
If these go well, it gives rise to the question of what other drives like the ST3160021XXX, ST3160023XXX, AND ST3160122XXX would do.
I actually have an ST3160023A resting in my computer right now. I believe that I read that someone (maybe rickc5) had unsuccessfully tried to swap an ST3160023A into his XS52. As the XS52 and the XS32 seem to be so operationally similar, I decided not to even try the swap. Again, maybe I am reading too much between the lines with these units. If my 22ACE swap works, maybe I will attempt a swap with the 23A just to confirm.
Of course, the 23A is a 7200-rpm drive with 8-MB cache while all of the original drives (and successfully swapped drives) are 5400-rpm drives with 2-MB cache. This is probably the main reason that I decided not to try to swap my 23A.
This stuff does make for some interesting tinkering...