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I was looking through ncix.com at their clearance HDD and read a lot of things about Maxtor having a high failure rate.

What are your experiences?
    
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i have a maxtor 200gig sata drive. its pretty good. quiet enough. a little on the toasty side but thats what fans are for right?
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post #3 of 17
my dad had a 20gb maxtor for 8 years no failtures
i have a 300gb hard drive for 3 month now failture

they are good
post #4 of 17
I have 4 Maxtors, 3 300GB MaxLine's with 16Mb cache and 1 200GB DiamondMax 9 with 8Mb cache, all are SATA 150 and none of them have failed, the 300GB's are only a few months old but the 200GB one is about 3 years old.
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4X250 maxtors died on me, well they dint die they got corrupted. any way its a big mess, and before that a maxtor 200 kept corupting after like 100 gigs of data are writen. in other words, look for another brand i will, maybe WD or sagate? those are the only left right? maybe hitachi um.. i think WD i dont know they all f@#Q$!$ suck man =( thats why i just bought me a!!! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=B600-2004 and he kicks mayor BACKUP ass!!! i love it =) ( in plain english maxtor is questionable....)
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post #6 of 17
i say just stick with wester digital... they maybe a few $$ more, but are the best drives out, and very rarely fail....

but i personally havent had any problems with maxtor drives... so if its a great deal youv found i say give it a go...
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i say just stick with wester digital... they maybe a few $$ more, but are the best drives out, and very rarely fail....

but i personally havent had any problems with maxtor drives... so if its a great deal youv found i say give it a go...
i found a sweet deal, im gona buy this one to replace the dead 200 after i RMA it and sell the new RMed one on ebay =)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144392
nice price like 3 gigs per buck GREAT deal almost as good as the 250's
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post #8 of 17
I have a Maxtor IDE one... no problems with it. They're probably even better now that Seagate bought them out.
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post #9 of 17
I've had mine for 4 years... No problems yet!
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post #10 of 17
Maxtor is a solid manufacturer--they stand behind their products--in case you didn't know--seagate bought maxtor and now is the lagest HD mfr around--I have some pretty old maxtors that still work fine.
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