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Old 12-01-2004, 11:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Do maxtors always crash? I have one, and you all are making me think that I shouldn't trust it.
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My Maxtor works fine. 7200RPM, 10GB lol
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:19 PM   #23 (permalink)
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all drive will crash sooner or later , look at the hours marked on the box , correct me if im wrong but it seems to me that most will let go after about 10,000 hours of use . also shutting down instead of logging off will put the hard drives head on the disk right where it was instead of the park location its supposed to be in !
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:26 PM   #24 (permalink)
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all drive will crash sooner or later , look at the hours marked on the box , correct me if im wrong but it seems to me that most will let go after about 10,000 hours of use . also shutting down instead of logging off will put the hard drives head on the disk right where it was instead of the park location its supposed to be in !
headcrashes don't occur anymore when you cut power. Modern drives have a mechanism to move the head to the landing zone without electricity. And the platters have a protective layer to withstand abuse by crashing xMR heads.
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Samsung is also a good brand that is not on that list.

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Old 12-01-2004, 11:32 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I have used a samsung for a very long time... never had any problems.
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I've had 5 Maxtor hard drives and only 2 have died and they were over 4 years old when they did. Liz
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I've had 5 Maxtor hard drives and only 2 have died and they were over 4 years old when they did. Liz
The Maxtor HDD I had lasted for 6 years before it died. With that kind of life span I would say I got my moneys worth. Go Maxtor!
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:54 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Maxtor for sure....but also Seagate. i've received 6+ years on both and most head seek problems can be rectified by placing the HD in the freezer for a couple of hours.
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Old 12-02-2004, 01:09 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I like Seagate best, they are fast, very high quality and extremely silent
I've had my 40GB Seagate for about 3 years now without a problem, and is still without a problem
I've now got a 160GB drive which is also Seagate

my second preference is Western Digital though, they are good quality drives, and I would be using them if I couldn't use Seagate
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