Originally Posted by saltynay
Maxtor's are just rebranded rma'd seagate drives and the ones which don't live upto to seagates quality ttesting but are still usable
No Maxtor hard drives are brand new. They even use the same components on the PCB. Take a look, the chips even say Seagate on them.
They are made in the same factory, they have the same label even. They are just sold under the Maxtor name and have the shorter warranty.
The reason why they are cheaper is because they do only have the 3 year warranty.
I run 2 Maxtor drives in my rig and the drive that seems to be running on it's last leg is a Western Digital.