On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 05:22:48PM +0000, Paul Kelly wrote:
> The sub-1GB era Maxtor drives were bad enough that I've never even
> considered using one again. Poor build quality. Poor firmware. Low
> interoperability with drives from other manufacturers leading to data
> corruption. In the bottom of my book it's an even fight between Maxtor
> and Western Digital for last place.
All down to your own experience, in the end. I don't think anbody does a
survey on HDD reliability like they do with cars. For my money, WD and
Seagate are down on the bottom of the heap - Seagate from personal
experience and WD because you just hear so many bad things about them. I've
never had much problem with Maxtor drives (well, one died, but but it was replaced
under warranty) from Bray and very promptly - AFAIR they even sent the
replacement in advance of receiving the dead one. I used to have a lot of
respect for IBM drives but apparently there's been a big problem with some
Deskstar drives recently which is a little worrying when you've 600G of them
in a box.
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