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#1 MGBY

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:52 AM

For external hard drive, Is Maxtor a good choice ? why or why not? Thanks. YOYO. :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:54 AM

My friend has Maxtor Mini Edition external hard drive and as far as i know it works pretty well.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:18 AM

I have not heard of any greater amount of problems with Maxtor drives than any other drives recently. Also, I seem to recall that Maxtor was just bought out by Seagate.

FWIW - I'm a Western Digital devotee - and I have 2 external USB drives from them (a 120 gB and a 500 gB) and don't have any problems with them.

Finally, I understand that Seagate is the only company that offers a 5 year warranty on their drives.
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:53 PM

Maxtor was what was suggested to me by my IT friends. What you have said confirmed what they had said that Maxtor is an excellent choice. And, the 5 year warranty sure is a very enticing incentive. USASMA SIR: You use Western Digital, can you share with us why you decided to go with Western Digital??? Thank you very much sir. Regards. YOYO. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:18 AM

Western Digital has been my preferred hard drive since the mid-1990's when I bought a 200 mb one that was broken. They RMA'd it immediately and I was up and running in no time at all.

Since then I've only used W-D drives (between 10 and 20 of them) and have never experienced a drive failure that wasn't my fault (the one that was my fault was a static discharge that I caused and it fried the PCB board).

I have read reports of failures with W-D drives, and they seem to be coming more frequently. They alarm me enough that I'm considering switching to Seagate just because of the warranty that they offer.

Currently, at home, I have 2 W-D Raptors on my primary system, a W-D Caviar on my FTP server, a 500 gB and a 120 gB W-D USB drive, a W-D Caviar on my wife's system and my youngest boy's system (the oldest has an HP - dunno what's in it). Also, I just gave an older W-D Caviar to my brother to replace the hard drive in his son's computer.

At work, we've got 6 W-D drives (with 1 unknown drive in a Compaq). One of the W-D drives was installed to replace the drive in another Compaq that was hit by lightning.
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 12:25 AM

I have installed Maxtor drive and very confident of my choice (credit to everyone's invaluable feedbacks -are most appreciated). Thank you USASMA SIR for sharing your experience. It has been enlightening. Appreciation for your generosity in giving your time and sharing your wealth of knowledge. I have learned so much everyday from you and everyday I am improving because of you. You have enriched my computer experience. Take care. YOYO. :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:09 PM

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