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    YUCK! they are unreliable and expensive...what a terrible combination. mine lasted a total of 6 months. 160Gb of data down the tube. On the bright side i know i guy who knows a guy and I'm currently having it recovered free of charge.
    Most will not be so lucky!

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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    <religious war>
    er..... yeah, it's a maxtor. What did you expect?
    </religious war>

    Pete (who's had far too many machines succumb to fiery maxtor death.)

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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    I've had far too many die on me at work in the last six months. > 20 at last count I think.

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    yea my friend Rob has had a batch die on him in the last month too.
    Although Seagate and Maxtor have recently merged so there may be better products to come, i'm still dubious of any maxtor related technology to be honest. :?

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    I just lost a 250gig maxtor sata drive in a striped mirrored array. Went with no warning what so ever

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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Preston
    YUCK! they are unreliable and expensive...what a terrible combination. mine lasted a total of 6 months. 160Gb of data down the tube. On the bright side i know i guy who knows a guy and I'm currently having it recovered free of charge.
    Most will not be so lucky!
    <OT> Nice Avatar </OT>

    I've not found and drives I've ever been really happy with for IDE/SATA, my favourites are seagate though, western digital are ok (I have 4 400GB in a ReadyNas 600 for my music collection at home, although they are the raid editions with a better mtbf and 24x7 duty cycle). Saying that, I'm 10 feet away from an older and dead WD. Samsung are ok too from the ones I've used.

    Although no drives seem to last as long as they used to, except scsi ones.

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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    You know....hardrive failure is one of the most depressing things in the world

    out of curiosity whats your ingame name McCoy? out of topic i know

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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    Seagate all the way...

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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    I stopped using maxtor [where possible - watch out with HP SATA drives - they are maxtor ...well - the two that I had were anyhow!] when a whole load of machines HDD's died - has been quite a few years.

    Had to pay to send them back and got refurbs back.

    I'm a Hitachi guy now and dont mind the odd WD or a Samsung spinpoint

    Cheers
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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    My favorites for this kind of thing was IBM Death^H^H^HDeskStars...

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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    The good - WD hard disks nothing less than the JB range though, the AB and BB are not as tough. Seagate SATA hard drives seem nice as well, my HPs came with them, and touch wood - no failures in 60 yet.

    The Bad - Maxtors - just not worth the stress anymore, I hate them,

    The Ugly - Hitachi Death Stars (be they original deathstarts or the new versions, all HGST Hard Drives are just not worth it. Excelstore are also as bad.

    The OK - Samsung seems nice, and have a 3yr warranty, and cheaper than WDCs.

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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    Im A WD fan and a fellow hater of Maxtor, the DiamondMax 9 40 + 80s were horrific, had 60 go over a period of 3 years, i had a 160GB go after a week and a second 160 go after a few months, so MAxtor = nono for me.

    Exelstor i can also say are s**te, but ironically better than Maxtor as they performed a lil better in the reliability stakes.

    Hitachi - had a few laptop drives go in the past, nothing to care much about tho.

    Seagate - not a single complaint

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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    Quote Originally Posted by Preston
    You know....hardrive failure is one of the most depressing things in the world

    out of curiosity whats your ingame name McCoy? out of topic i know
    Especially when you loose 16 seasons worth of CM2 on a 66MHz 486 DX2 how I miss my first 2GB drive. (I'm guessing the thrashing CM2 gave it killed it)

    David Beckham had retired and Shearer was manager of Mansfield. Bryan Robson had started a reign of terror at Middlesbrough and was virtually unbeatable.

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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    have 4 400GB in a ReadyNas 600 for my music collection at home
    How much music do you have?

    Scary lol

    @CheeseDog: Yeah I hope my 14 season of FM05 don't go broke, touch wood there is enough copies lol

    Wes

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    Re: Maxtor SATA drives

    Just completed my audio setup, 7.1 speaker/amp setup in the living room attached to an apple airport express with optical out. Got about 1200 CDs to store as apple lossless files on the nas (extracted with EAC and converted with itunes). The files can be played locally or sent to the surround system via airtunes. I have also modified an open source apple lossless (alac) decoder to compile on windows (just needed changing to binary for the console mode). This is used with jinzora a web based front end and converts the apple lossless files to mp3 for realtime internet streaming when I'm not at home. This allows full quality lossless files for playback via amplifier and mp3s for internet with a single copy of the file.

    Yes, it took ages to get right

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