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 PostPost subject: New Maxtor's....more reliable?        Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:56 pm 
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90% of the Maxtor owners out there will tell you that backing up becomes second nature and should be done once every 5 minutes.

However, ever since Seagate bought Maxtor, things have started to change discreetly. For example, the new "Maxtor Basics" hard drives have the same metal casing and PCB board as Seagates Barracuda line of drives. Granted this is to be expected since Seagate owns Maxtor and has a history of keeping things uniform....(as with alot of other manufacturers, this seems to keep costs down.)

Fry's, a computer/everything-else-you-could-imagine-store close to my house is selling 1TB Maxtor hard drives for $99 (USD). It seems like a good deal, but not many people have bought them yet, maybe due to Maxtor's history with pre-mature drive death. I swear they look like Seagates with Maxtor labels on them. I really want one. Would this be a wise purchase?

**Just so everyone knows, I'm not bashing Maxtor, just going by other people's experiences. I have actually never had a Maxtor fail, and I've been using them for years...but the majority rules and I may have just got lucky...with every single Maxtor I've had.

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 PostPost subject: Re: New Maxtor's....more reliable?        Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:08 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: New Maxtor's....more reliable?        Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:24 pm 
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I've only had one Maxtor drive fail, a 20GB ATA33 drive in an old Dell. I've got Maxtor drives from 1995 working fine still, so its a matter of luck I guess.

I'd say buy it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: New Maxtor's....more reliable?        Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:50 am 
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I've used maxtor a lot in computing, i have replaced some old win98 pcs with internal Maxtor IDE and i currently use the Maxtor One Touch 500gb to back up all my data on my main hd. Since Seagate kinda owns maxtor now (i think) im sure the products are just as reliable.


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