Has anyone else noticed how badly western digital drives have gotten in the past 2 years? I was thinking of buying an 80 gig maxtor with ata 100 card included to run my ftp, but I want to know if they have gotten any better. Any comments would help.
I've always heard that Maxtor drives were pretty bad... I've always told people to go with either WD or Seagate. BUT, usually the more generic manufactured drives work better because the makers need to compete. Looking more for quality than quantity.
I have a couple WD drives and I've never had any problem with either. On the other hand, I've had about 3 Maxtor drives dead out of the box and 1 die after a bit of usage. I do still have a 100Meg SCSI drive made by Maxtor that still works, though.
The 120G WD drives are really nice; you should definately try getting one. You can pick one up for $179 (OEM).
Well.. I have had nothing but problems with western dig drives. All of them have failed at some point. I have two 12 gig maxtors that have been running since 1998 with no probs (except for 1 of them which keeps showing inaccurate disk space free, although I think thats a windows thing..) All of my new drives are maxtors as well...
So if you are keeping count, my vote goes to maxtor...
I've had my 15 GB WD for almost 3 years now I believe, no problems. I got a Maxtor 40 GB not even 6 months ago and it's also doing rather well. I've know people who swear by Maxtor and curse WD and people praise WD while wishing they never owned a Maxtor. I guess some of it's up to chance ???
I also have an old Seagate 3.2 GB (over 5 years now) and had no problems with it whatsoever in its time of service.
I got a Maxtor 4gig drive about 5 years ago and have been using it all the time ever since and its never given even the slightest problem to me. in my experience Maxtor is a solid brand and their hardrives are amoung the best priced too (way cheaper then ANY WD drive for the same capacity) , right now you can buy a Maxtor 80gig 7200rpm ATA133 (thats right, 133, not 100) for only $190 canadian
. then about 3 years ago i got a 10gig Fujitsu and thats been a good performer as well over the years (although i havent seen Fujitsu drives around much these days)