Maxtor Hard Drives


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No-one

I have known tw0 80Gb Maxtor Diamond Maxs fail in the past 6 months
(one within 2 weeks of installation, the other after 4 months),
whereas I have never had a hard drive failure before (yes, lucky but
that's a fact). Is there a greater problem with Maxtors than other
drives at present and also is the main problem with the Maxtors likely
to be overheating?
 
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CJT

No-one said:
I have known tw0 80Gb Maxtor Diamond Maxs fail in the past 6 months
(one within 2 weeks of installation, the other after 4 months),
whereas I have never had a hard drive failure before (yes, lucky but
that's a fact). Is there a greater problem with Maxtors than other
drives at present and also is the main problem with the Maxtors likely
to be overheating?
My experience with them has been good. I think good cooling helps.
 
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Arno Wagner

Previously No-one said:
I have known tw0 80Gb Maxtor Diamond Maxs fail in the past 6 months
(one within 2 weeks of installation, the other after 4 months),
whereas I have never had a hard drive failure before (yes, lucky but
that's a fact). Is there a greater problem with Maxtors than other
drives at present
No. Nothing specific.
and also is the main problem with the Maxtors likely
to be overheating?
To some degree. They need airflow to stay reasonably cool.
Maxtor says that up to 60C (as far as I remember) the failure
rate does not increase significantly.

The other thing could be a defective PSU or drives that where
dropped or the like. I had one shipment of 5 Maxtor 200GB disks
that came in a damaged carton. 1 was dead immediately, one died
in a few weeks and one took 2 Months to die, while 2 more are
perfectly fine.

Arno
 
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Rod Speed

I have known tw0 80Gb Maxtor Diamond Maxs fail
in the past 6 months (one within 2 weeks of installation,
the other after 4 months), whereas I have never had
a hard drive failure before (yes, lucky but that's a fact).
Is there a greater problem with Maxtors than other drives at present
Nope.

and also is the main problem with the Maxtors likely to be overheating?
You'd have to get the SMART temperatures to check that.
 
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Nicholas Buenk

No-one said:
I have known tw0 80Gb Maxtor Diamond Maxs fail in the past 6 months
(one within 2 weeks of installation, the other after 4 months),
whereas I have never had a hard drive failure before (yes, lucky but
that's a fact). Is there a greater problem with Maxtors than other
drives at present and also is the main problem with the Maxtors likely
to be overheating?
Actually Maxtor and Seagate are the best reliability wise today I think,
it's the modern technology that's at fault, all these higher RPM and smaller
heads, shorter distance over disc.......
 
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Rod Speed

Actually Maxtor and Seagate are the best reliability wise today I think,
There arent any reliable statistics to support the claim that they
are any better than the others with currently buyable drives.
it's the modern technology that's at fault,
Nope, mass market commodity drives are
more reliable than they have ever been.
all these higher RPM
No evidence that 7200 rpm drives are any less reliable than 5400 rpm drives.

Some evidence that more drives are running
hotter now due to the higher rpm tho.
and smaller heads, shorter distance over disc.......
Neither of those should make reliability any worse unless
by that you mean a higher bit density. And drives still
mostly fail due to other factors like the logic card dies
etc and that doesnt have anything to do with bit densitys.
 
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