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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Maxtor is dead!

    Quote Originally Posted by anthw27 View Post
    Wel let me tell you guys somthin.

    I have owned roughly 4 maxtor drives in 15 years and well all off them last 4+ years and only gave upo when the electronics did. Electronics are not designed to last forever. so get over it.

    Maxtor were a great brand. I never had an issue with em and most of the systems I installed maxtor drives in had little to no problems .

    Well either your case/s has/have had good ventilation around the drives or you've just had plain good luck as personally from a repairer's viewpoint they're about as bad as old IBM drives (unless good airflow is provided but then some luck helps there as well).

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    Default Re: Maxtor is dead!

    Quote Originally Posted by anthw27 View Post
    Wel let me tell you guys somthin.

    I have owned roughly 4 maxtor drives in 15 years and well all off them last 4+ years and only gave upo when the electronics did. Electronics are not designed to last forever. so get over it.

    Maxtor were a great brand. I never had an issue with em and most of the systems I installed maxtor drives in had little to no problems .

    Electronics last a lot longer than mechanical parts for obvious reasons, on average. Which is the main reason Solid state will be standard in the next 5 years or so.

    Now that i think about it, I have a couple 15 year old PCs that work fine...except for the mechanical HDD that gave up a decade a go :P

    I myself expect a HDD to last alot longer than 4 years, I guess i've been lucky...I haven't had any brand drive fail on me in the last 8 years or so. I still have a 4gb segate layin around somewhere that still works lol.

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    lol - was wondering what happened to Maxtor - didn't know they'd been bought out.

    I've never had a failure with Maxtor hdds, even with one or two that are about 6-7 years old now.
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    Default Re: Maxtor is dead!

    Maxtors biggest problem is their drives are slow, so very slow!

    Last I used is 10 years ago...and back then Maxtor were the slowest hdds on the market
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    Had a couple of Maxtor drives die ... had a couple of Seagates die .... no big deal. Most mechanical drives will eventually die. As far as Maxtors being slow hmmm .... . I guess a 10 year old Maxtor running at 5400 rpm and a 2 mb cache would be slower than todays drives with 7200 rpm (or 10,000) and 32 mb cache (not to mention platter densities, etc.). No big shock. The reality is that Maxtor drives were just as fast as other comparable drives in their day.
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    I remember spending 400 USD on two 20GB drives when they first came out. At the time they were the fastest consumer drive available. This was also right around the time someone hacked the Promise PATA 100 card to the RAID version which meant you could run RAID 0 for like 40-50 Dollars (they were just starting to put RAID on motherboards). RAID 0 20GB PATA 100 drives was the bomb setup at one time :)

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    lol and theres me with some of my old Amiga magazines with adverts for the very 1st 1Gb hard drives - only 2500 + VAT

    Yeah, Maxtors were actually fairly good drives - I've had Samsung, Seagate, Western Digital, Maxtor and Toshiba drives.

    Out of the hard drives I've had, only 2 have ever actually failed. One was a Samsung 32gb seashell hdd (remember those? They had a rubber sheet covering the exposed components) and the other was a Seagate, which died within 2 days of purchase.

    Everyone forms their own opinion on products.. For example, even though Sky now own Amstrad, I won't touch Amstrad products because I used to have an Amstrad TV which I had to bin because at the time it was made Amstrad didn't use standard size components. Same could be said for Matsui, but there are plenty of people who'll defend both companies.
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    wow only heard it here.
    anyway, i dont use so it doesn't matter to me hehehe...

    for me its WB, as my first choice
    seagate as alternative.

    thanks for the information though.

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    It always amuses me, when the brand fanboys start saying their things about one brand being absolute junk and unreliable. Every brand of drive out there is pretty reliable. Every brand out there has had at one time or another, a faulty model that failed quickly for some reason.

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    I have 3 Maxtor Diamonds (1 9 series and two 10 series) Sata I drives.. One is no longer working as the sata port broke with age - the other two still work fine. I've had more expensive equipment die on me - like a 250 mobo that was a pile of crud when a cheap 70 one did the same and worked - except for not being SLi.

    I've used Seagate, Samsung, Maxtor, Western Digital now an OCZ SSD. I've never had a single problem with Maxtor. Only hard drive I've ever had mechanically fail is a Seagate Barracuda, 1 week after buying it. At the moment I might have another dead Barracuda, don't know if it is working or not though it seems to stop my system booting up if plugged in with 3 more HDDs at the same time.
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