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Old 01-07-2005, 01:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Maxtor hard drives....

I have heard horrible things about these drives. I have a 160GB ATA-133 Maxtor containing my Windows and my games. My most important stuff is on an older WD ATA-100. I have two questions. My first is, is Maxtor really that bad? My second is, this drive being 6 months old, is it urgent that I start looking for something else to replace it? Please answer this questions, and also tell me any Maxtor stories you may have, be it good or bad. I want to hear the good too, because I dont really want to have to get another hard drive.

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Old 01-07-2005, 01:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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First of all i also have a Maxtor Drive and ive had it for 7 months now and it seems to be working like a charm with no problems.

Secondly why do you want to replace your hard drive if it s still working.



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Old 01-07-2005, 01:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I Have a Maxtor Ide 40gb drive its been running for just over 16 Months fine. Personally after hearing all that i went over to Western Digital or Seagte drives. There are mixed results with Maxtor drives.
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Old 01-07-2005, 02:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have used a mix of Seagate and Maxtor drives and I have never had any hard disk problems at all. Might be a bit of luck involved.

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Old 01-07-2005, 04:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
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this isnt exactly what ur looking for, but....

i have a 20gb maxtor 5400rpm EIDE HD.

windows is runing off a 40gb WD.

i left my comp on for about 2 years with both those drives in it. and i havnt seen any probs with the maxtor.

but then again, its smaller, and slower, and older, and totally different model type, so it prolly doesn help u out at all lol.

EDIT: o yea if u were wondering, no problems with the WD either.

o yea i might be like 3yr's. i leave my comp on all the time i cant remember
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Maxtor has improved a lot over the years, and they are pretty good drives, although I still like the reliability of WD and Seagate
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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i have a maxtor 20gb and have for about three years and ive had no probs at all wiv it
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Old 01-07-2005, 06:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a Maxtor 120gb and i HATE it. It is noisey, slow and the screw holes are too big for the screws(on mine anyway). As soon as i get enough money i am buyng another one.
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every maxtor drive i've owned/repaired has gone bad. maybe it is just luck, but i have nothing good to say about Maxtor. Seagate and WD are the way to go.

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Old 01-07-2005, 08:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I had a maxtor 200gig for 2 years now. I know a lot people on this forum give seagate good reviews, But at local stores around here (mainly microcenter) they sell a lot of refurbished seagate drive (you see them as soon you enter the store), which leave me to beleive that they fail.

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