Seagate to Purchase Maxtor
philpem at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Dec 22 03:29:04 CST 2005
In message <200512212211200240.072AFC9B at 10.0.0.252>
"Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> Atasi...the list is endless. The only drive I really, really didn't like
> was JTS.
Never used a Kalok then? Those things were nasty...
As far as drive failures go, I've had one Maxtor 40GB fail and a Seagate 2GB
develop sticktion. Interestingly enough, the Quantum-designed drives (D740X
especially) don't seem to be as failure-prone as the newer "pureblood" Maxtor
drives. DiamondMax 8 slimlines are truly crap as far as reliability goes.
That said, you buy cheap, you get cheap - DM8s are (or at least were) the
absolute cheapest drives Maxtor made. I usually pick drives from somewhere in
the middle of the capacity range, and aim to pay around £65-£80 per drive.
Notice how most of the people whining "XYZ drives are crap" are the
cheapskates that went and bought the £30 "white box" OEM drives... Cheap
is generally synonymous with "crap" in the world of hard drives, IME.
On a lighter note, anyone ever had a Conner drive? I've got a CFS425 that I
pulled out of a 1996-model Acorn RiscPC600. It's nearly ten years old and
it's still fully functional. Now *that's* engineering.
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