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 Post subject: God D@!& F#$@king Mator Model-9, 200 GIG disk died...
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:45 pm 
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So, who else has had a Maxtor Model-9 drive die on them.

All mine does now is click and whine, and I lost all gaming, benchmarks
and graphic utilities that were kept on my workstation.

It started having disk block errors and before I could do a complete
dump of the disk, it DIED (ie. bios say "HARD DRIVE FAILURE).

I heard rumours that the Model-9 was notorious in the industry for high
failure rates, and that the Model-10 was an attempt by Maxtor to redeem
themselves.

Since this is the second Maxtor drive to die this way (the 200gig replaced
a 160gig two years ago), ask me if I'll ever buy another Maxtor again.

I've 5 drives in my server (400 gigs of anime), a few over three years old,
and haven't given me problems like the workstation. But then the server
is using cheap Samsung drives and a couple of Western Digitals.

Go fig.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:17 am 
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[color=#aaddff:249f65eee9]Maxtor in general are not all that reliable. IBM's are second on my list of drives not to buy. Seagate and WD have been good to me so far....although WD did have some issues a few years back, I think they are still fairly solid drives..if not top end anymore.[/color]

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yeah in my history of computing the only drives i've had crap out on me are maxtors -- that being said tho i'm still using a maxtor as my boot disk, and this badboy manged to live through my house fire a few years back lol!

I have 3 other WD SATA drives now for important data tho, and will probably get a 4th when Vista comes out for a fresh install.

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I've seen drives of all brands die. What seems to be the more important factor is whether or not proper cooling is in place.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:37 pm 
Yeah, you are right man! :(


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