Maxtor Hard Drive Failures


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Maxtor40

Having had crashes in the past, I was happy to see a site go up taking
a survey of Maxtor hard drive failures.

They will contact you with the final results if you provide contact
info. It might be interesting to see how many had issues with warranty
replacements.

The website is at http://www.maxtorsurvey.envy.nu/

Max
 
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helpdisc

Maxtor hdds have common problems fixing them is easy so recovery is
easy
HelpDisc
 
J

Joeshmo

What fantasy world do you live in? Any HD with a one year warrantee must
suck and,,,,surprize, the do. Lost 3 in three years (different systems.)
Each one was about 1 to 1.5 years old.
Maxtor, stop smoking that crap and fix your company.
 
P

Peter

What fantasy world do you live in? Any HD with a one year warrantee must
suck and,,,,surprize, the do. Lost 3 in three years (different systems.)
Each one was about 1 to 1.5 years old.
Maxtor, stop smoking that crap and fix your company.
They should attach a temperature sensor with undisablable audible alarm to
each hard disk they make.
 
C

CJT

Joeshmo said:
What fantasy world do you live in? Any HD with a one year warrantee must
suck and,,,,surprize, the do. Lost 3 in three years (different systems.)
Each one was about 1 to 1.5 years old.
Maxtor, stop smoking that crap and fix your company.
Maybe I should be knocking on wood or something, but mine just keep
chugging along. I keep 'em pretty cool, but nothing else special.
 
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Arno Wagner

Previously Joeshmo said:
What fantasy world do you live in? Any HD with a one year warrantee must
suck and,,,,surprize, the do. Lost 3 in three years (different systems.)
Each one was about 1 to 1.5 years old.
Maxtor, stop smoking that crap and fix your company.
My Maxtors all have with 3 years warranty. They are unreliable
when cooled badly but pretty reliably in a server room (disk
temperature < 35C under load).

Arno
 
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Arno Wagner

They should attach a temperature sensor with undisablable audible alarm to
each hard disk they make.
Not reliable or unusable in servers or unattended machines. Also
requires a buzzer. Better just shut them down and give a
"disk overheated" error (if ATA supports that). This would also
keep them alive.

Arno
 
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latmu

Arno Wagner said:
Not reliable or unusable in servers or unattended machines. Also
requires a buzzer. Better just shut them down and give a
"disk overheated" error (if ATA supports that).
SMART certainly does.
This would also keep them alive.
Yeah, but could well generate a hell of warranty claim problem
with Maxtor having to tell countless customers to bugger off.

Bit tricky legally in the most gung ho jurisdictions too.
 

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