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Old 01-07-2005, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well my maxtor is on the verge of biting the dust. I ran speedfan which told me the drive has 0% fitness but 100% performace. Its not looking good. I ordered this as the replacement drive.

I decided to try seagate after everything I have heard about them. My other two drives are samsung, they are doing well considering the use they get.
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how old is your Maxtor?
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18 months, still a baby, lol
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yea...maxtor is teh sux
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One thing that might have lead it to an early grave is the fact I do a lot of audio, video editing that involves large files and moving them around. As well as compression and extrasion. It all helps to wear a drive out.

But the samsungs are hanging in there.
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The Seagate seems to be very good. I generally like Seagate for its reliability and stable performance. I also liek it because it Seagate drives come with a 5 year Warranty which is cool.

Doesn’t your motherboard support SATA if so get a Seagate 160G SATA instead of IDE is a bit faster and the SATA also supports SATA 2 which is up to 20 percent performance improvement over previous SATA drives.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...148-034&depa=1

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My mobo does support, the problem I already have two samsung sata drives already installed.
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It seems like people have nothing but problems with these Maxtor drives. I would think though, that if it was really that bad, then they wouldn't be near as big of a player in the hard drive market.
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Maybe their drives cant take the use that some of us serious pc users throuw at them.
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Old 01-08-2005, 04:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I’ve had no problems with my drive what so ever.
A slight reason I think way Maxtor drives fail is the heat they generate which where’s them down over time is you don’t have a fan to cool them by your drives.

I have a fan in front of all my drives and still my Maxtor drive is quite hot, hotter than all my other drives in my case.

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