$25 a good deal for a "week-old" 40 GB Maxtor internal?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by ChiNkA KeGuDi, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. - Specifications -

    Capacity: 40GB
    Average Seek Time: 10 ms
    Buffer: 2MB
    Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
    Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA133
    Features: Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors
    Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
    Packaging: OEM Drive only

    NewEgg lists it at $51.50.
     
  2. plat

    plat New Member

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    no not really. you can get brand new 160GB 8MB cache drives for $40 if you can deal with rebates.
     
  3. EagerZeroedThick

    EagerZeroedThick New Member

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    Buffer: 2MB

    no fuckin way
     
  4. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    It's a Maxtor. Highest failure rate in the industry. Steer clear.
     
  5. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    Exactly. Don't bother with it.
     
  6. DaveyD

    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    I put a Maxtor in my first personal built machine, and that drive is going on 6 years strong.
     
  7. FreeSpace

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    People, Maxtors ARE CRAP.

    I've had three die on me...As well as two Seagates.

    I had a Western Digital 1.5GB that I gave to my friend.

    It turned 11 years old last week, and it gets used heavily. It still works like new.

    My 80GB Western Digital rocks. Very fast, and rock solid.
     
  8. quickone

    quickone New Member

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    you got that right...i went through so many of those...now I got 2 160gb hdd's. one is a western digital and the other is a seagate. Never again will I get a maxtor. I got a 60gb one now that randomly blew a chip while I went to take my away message off of aim. I'm sure the information is still there I just need a new chip if thats possible. I want my info back
     
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    ohhh man...I dont want to hear about seagates dying....NOOOOOO
     
  10. R-Type

    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    These days, IDE drives from ALL the manufacturers fail. The days of quality are over for this market segment. It just depends on which one is being publicized at the moment. They're cheap devices..and they are not built to the same standards as those old mid-90s vintage drives. Part of it has to do with market pricing placing limits on platter/head design and manufacturing tolerances...and the other has to do with the laws of physics.
     

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