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  • From: H du Plooy <hansdp-lists@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 15:37:16 +0200
  • Message-id: <1133789836.17801.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2005-12-05 at 07:56 -0500, Michael W Cocke wrote:
> Just a P.S. Maxtor disks have been dying faster and faster here -
> I've gone thru a few dozen warranty replacements in the last 2 years.
> I don't use them anymore. If you've got Maxtors, I'd say it was quite
> possible for 2 of them to go at the same time.

I'll second that. I've had so many returns on Maxtor discs, that the
brand as a whole became a loss. Same with Fujitsu, until their IDE
discs kinda disappeared from the market.

These days I stick to Seagate - in the last three years I've sold
hundreds of discs, two of them returned within the first few days (was
problematic from the beginning), four more were damaged in power surges
(but still fully readable with no data corruption, wile maxtor discs in
those same surges were not recoverable by mere mortals like me). I
think six returns in two years is not too bad.


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