Seagate ST32550N vs Quantum XP32150 - which is better?

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Date: Sat Dec 29 12:13:10 2001

> Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 14:40:09 -0800 (PST)
> From: Ethan Dicks <>
> Subject: Seagate ST32550N vs Quantum XP32150 - which is better?
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> A buddy of mine needs a couple of 2Gb 1" SCSI drives. I have both
> Quantum XP32150s and ST32550Ns available. Are these drives essentially
> equivalent, or is one better than the other?
> -ethan


Same capacity but both performance and quality not same.

Q XP32150 is better drive. The ST32550N is piece of junk. I hear
from others about dead ones and problems with them, I had one torn
down to asses the quality (poor) and type of failure.

The XP32150 is one platter OEM version based on 4GB and
9GB XP series. While ST32550 series uses six platters to make 2.1GB
which does goes very slow and hot. Early series of scsi drives in 1"
factor were seagate's teething problems.

I have both types already and I say XP32150 is one you should use.


Received on Sat Dec 29 2001 - 12:13:10 GMT

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