Seagate to Purchase Maxtor
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Thu Dec 22 06:57:57 CST 2005
> 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.
Maxtor Diamond 9 Plus is the same crap. Not expensive, becomes VERY hot for a desktop drive
and is sooo slow....
Died after a year....
> 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.
Conner engineered good drives but unfortunately, the CFS850A and the CFS1275A series were horrible.
LOTS of drives from these series died.... if I'd get one, I'd perform a backup as fast as I could.
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