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Maxtor HD

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by TAW_Hiper, 13 Apr 2006.

  1. TAW_Hiper

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    I have finnaly convinced myself to get a new hard drive, my 80gb with only 2gb of space is to small now. I have been looking at the Maxtor Range SATA. The one i am interested in is this "Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 11 400GB 6H400F0 SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-074-MD)" Here are the specs for it -
    - Capacity: 400GB
    - Average seek time: <8.5
    - Rotational speed: 7200 RPM
    - 16MB cache buffer
    - SATA-II Interface
    - Native Command Queuing
    - Fluid Dynamic Bearings
    - Maxtor Shock Protection System
    - Maxtor Data Protection System
    - RoHS compliant
    - 3 year manufacturer's warranty

    I dont know much about hard drives (my 80gb IDE kinda explains that) and was just wondering what everyone thinks of this HD and if it is any good. I have been told to look for these keywords (16mb Cache and NCQ).
     
  2. superpc

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    Maxtor are not bad but do have a bad reputation of failure etc. I have had a couple go pear shaped and will not buy that brand again. Samsung are very good as is Seagate. Hitachi is supposed to be very good too. If i were you i would look at a different brand.
     
  3. TAW_Hiper

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    I have looked a bit deeper into different makes now and seen this one-
    Seagate Barracude 7200.9 NCQ 300GB ST3300622AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-066-SE).
    With these specs-
    Capacity: 300GB
    - Speed: 7200 rpm
    - Interface: SATA-II
    - Cache: 16MB

    I noticed in the description its has 16mb Cache and NCQ. 300GB seems a good decent size that will suit me and for £85 aswell.
    Is this a good reliable hard drive?
     
  4. superpc

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    Yea, it is. Seagate Hard Drives have a 5 year warranty too, which is superb!
     
  5. BONES__69

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    Seagate IDE/SATA > Maxtor IDE/SATA tbh
     
  6. nav007

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    I have 3 Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 HDs, and they all have been working perfectly for the best part of a year. However they are LOUD!...they make more noise than my CPU fan and PSU put together. I would have sent them back but my laziness overcame me...and i just drown out the noise with my 7.1 speakers (tends to solve the problem most of the time :D )