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  1. #31
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    Re: I Am So Fed Up My W/ My Maxtor Drives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BWM
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    Re: I Am So Fed Up My W/ My Maxtor Drives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I bet they are the best drives out,but I like my four WD's 250 gig drives that are big and fast at raid 0+1, I like instant backup been using them now for three years, one blows- I just though a new one in and rebuild the raid and lose no data with my highpoint 454 card. This is still the best cheap raid, took my a long time to get bugs out though,but worth it now I am selling one wd unused 250 gig wd for a hundred , posted in the ad section if interested.

  3. #33
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    Re: I Am So Fed Up My W/ My Maxtor Drives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've got 2-3 Maxtors running with no problem, but they don't get used more than a few hours a week so they're basically still new and I'm not holding my breath. I have them in external enclosures and can hear the heads seeking from across the room!

    My drive of choice now is Samsung. I have a Spinpoint 160g that I bought to replace 2 bad Seagates. I've had the Spinpoint for about a year and and it's as slick and quiet as it was the day it was installed... and it gets PLENTY of use.
    Never deprive someone of hope... it may be the only thing they have.

  4. #34
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    Re: I Am So Fed Up My W/ My Maxtor Drives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am looking to buy a 2nd SATA (but am considering ATA) drive probably to match the current 200G. Unlike some people here, Maxtor and WD have been reliable for me in the past.

    Should I stick with SATA?

    Should I stick with the same brand name (maxtor diamondmax) - I want to add another drive like Seagate because they are quieter. I don't plan to run RAID.
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    Re: I Am So Fed Up My W/ My Maxtor Drives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I never had problems with my maxtors. I still have 2 maxtors from 1999 that work fine although a bit louder than new. It see's daily use. One thing I have a habit of doing is putting a 5volted 80mm fan under all my drives.

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