Maxtor Hard Drives

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  1. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Are they any good? CompUSA has a 200 gig Maxtor for $50 after rebate. I've heard some not so good things about them, but others say they are fine. What is the general consensus of Maxtor drives?
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    fixed and QTF'ed

    you're welcome:wavey:
     
  3. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    I knew seagate just bought them out. So shouldn't that mean that the quality of the maxtor drives will get better?
     
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    Not my experience. Their quality has been going down hill for a while now. Hell, I just had a less-than-6 month old Maxtor drive die (head plowed into a platter). That's the first drive I'd had die in the last 4 years. My older Maxtor drives are still cranking.
     
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    My 40GB Maxtor has lasted 4+ years, still good.
     
  6. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    doesn't matter who bought who - the fact is that tainted, nay, EVIL hardware, software and wetware has mingled with good quality drives and seagate is going down in flames and there's nothing in heaven, hell, or earth that can stop it

    :noes:

    :sadwavey: @ seagate
     
  7. Maffy29

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    I think its all about personal opinion. I've had a Maxtor hardrive in my computer for almost 5 years now and its never failed.
     
  8. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    Maxtor is the Kia of the hard drive market. (from personal experience)
     
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    From my personal experience, Maxtor drives are fine.
     
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    Have a Western Digital Drive as well, no problems with either one. My only complaint is the Maxtor makes more noise.
     
  11. borborygmus

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    I have not had a single problem with either of my two maxtor drives (1 80gb and 1 250gb)

    :dunno:
     
  12. crontab

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    for home use? It's all the same shit. Even on the enterprise level, all brands have the same failure rate. Well now that I think about it, except for one. Have had IBM raid arrays and a disk would go at least daily. Those suck.

    Besides IBM, ignore the brands. Just look out for the most cache, speed, and most importantly warranty. Seagate or someone has the longest. 3 years or something.
     
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    I've used only maxstor for about 5 years and never had a problem with them
     
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    Maxtor is ok. I put 2 of them in my Tivo, but I like to put a nice Seagate in when possible, nothing like a nice Barracuda. I have seen many a Maxtor die before its time.
     
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    The problem with making a recommendation is that the quality of each manufacturer's drives seem to vary greatly from generation to generation. All of the drive makers put out good drives and all of them put out lemons. You really need to research a particular drive model, not just a brand.
     
  16. RyanL

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    You have to love how people attribute their one or two experiences with a hard drive brand to how reliable it is.

    The bottom line is that Maxtor does not make the most reliable drives right now, you might get one that doesn't fail, you might get one that does.

    You are taking more of a gamble buying Maxtor then you would be buying Seagate or another high quality brand.

    However if you just need this for a swap drive or for stuff you wouldn't care about if it was lost and want a cheap drive quick, go for it (but you very well could be replacing it in a year or two).
     
  17. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    one or two experiences?


    would you like a 6 page report on all the dead drives i have encountered over the last 8 years? *all* but one is M..... brand


    i had harddrivehell.com for a long while until i ran out of $ and forgot to renew the domain, it's been sucked up by a spammer now
     
  18. GlocksRock

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    Thanks for the input, I think I'm gonna go with a Western Digital drive, I've used several over the years and never had a problem with any of them. It's only $20 and to me it's worth it for the peace of mind, even though I know it could go bad just like any other, but I'll take my chances with it.
     
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    qft
     

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