Maxtor Basic 320GB Portable Hard Disk Drive (2.5") - £34.97 INSTORE @ Currys - HotUKDeals
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Saw this in-store only. These are now end-of-line for Currys. You may have to ask, as stock is not always on the shelf.

I think that the codes for the Black and Red models are: 000919850, 000754925

* Product Description: Maxtor Basics Portable - hard drive - 320 GB - Hi-Speed USB
* Type: Hard drive - external
* Form Factor: 2.5"
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 2.4 cm x 9 cm x 12.9 cm
* Weight: 220 g
* Capacity: 320 GB
* Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
* Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
* Spindle Speed: 5400 rpm
* Buffer Size: 8 MB
* OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional , Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Apple MacOS X 10.2.8 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista
* Power Source: USB bus
* Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty
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1 Like #1
About as good as the Tesco deals not long ago, good find :)
#2
voting cold because it is Maxtor

don't buy any devices from this company they are a living nemesis in the hardware world.
#3
anewman
About as good as the Tesco deals not long ago, good find :)


I think the CDiscount one was just as good too
#4
I bought one of these some time ago. Started off with my netbook and now partners my WD Media player. Good price, works a treat, 3 yr warranty - what's the problem?

Incidentally, the drive connector cable is split and requires 2 usb ports. Not uncommon with devices that take their power from the usb bus.
#5
It's a great price, but two out of three Maxtor HDDs I've bought have failed. That said, it's the external one that's still going strong after 4 years.

If it's for a critical backup, you might wnat to look at a better brand, but if it's for casual stuff like file transfers, it's a greta bargain.
#6
I wouldn't say maxtor is that bad, had my pc 3 and half years, using a maxtor hard drive, it is still running, I had to run spinrite sometimes, as it just went really funny, but spinrite has fixed it and it continues to work :)
#7
Buy Maxtor with confidence.

They used to be the cheap and cheerful HDD manufacturer, but then were bought over by Seagate approx 5 years ago.

So the drives are NOW Seagate drives, but they decided to keep the Maxtor name alive as it was so well known.

I own one of these and will probably buy another one at this price.
#8
RM02
Buy Maxtor with confidence.

They used to be the cheap and cheerful HDD manufacturer, but then were bought over by Seagate approx 5 years ago.

So the drives are NOW Seagate drives, but they decided to keep the Maxtor name alive as it was so well known.

I own one of these and will probably buy another one at this price.


some might see that as a negative, not a positive!

not me - I own a 1.5tb Seagate drive :thumbsup:
#9
I have been using an external Maxtor for a few years now, still going strong.
#10
I'd say stay away from Maxtors - owned 3 of them - 2 of them have failed :x. Stick with Western Digitals! :thumbsup: never had a problem with them!
#11
Good price, I paid 49.99 for one of these a couple of months ago.
#12
Pav89
I'd say stay away from Maxtors - owned 3 of them - 2 of them have failed :x. Stick with Western Digitals! :thumbsup: never had a problem with them!


Well it just goes to show how people have different experiences with products. I bought a WD external drive a few years ago, which always overheated in the summer, and I will NEVER buy a WD product again.

However, I've used Maxtor drives for years and have never had any issues with them.
#13
Which cd discount deal?
#14
Pav89;6610921
I'd say stay away from Maxtors - owned 3 of them - 2 of them have failed :x. Stick with Western Digitals! :thumbsup: never had a problem with them!
I'm always interested when it seems some people have many problems with these things. Were they 2.5" or 3.5" hard drives? Did you put them somewhere where they perhaps had poor ventilation so could have overheated? How long did they take to fail?
#15
Exactly, too many people willing to write off a brand through one or two bad experiences. I've had two Samsungs fail on me yet people keep telling me they are brilliant... yet my 3 Maxtors just keep going and going.... go figure?!?!?
#16
I think this boils down to "different strokes for different folks"
#17
Sold out in all my local stores, only store in Essex they said had stock of both models in Basildon. Soundsl iek a good deal though.
#18
Basildon have 15 all together
#19
psd99
voting cold because it is Maxtor

don't buy any devices from this company they are a living nemesis in the hardware world.

You have my sympathy, but frankly two failed units with one user does not constitute any kind of statistically valid failure measure (especially as they weren't even these units). It may be a reason for caution though if others have had similar experiences.
#20
Hard drives fail, you only have to delve into the actual workings of the things to realise that such precision instruments with moving parts will never last forever...
#21
Thanks got one from horwich, there were a few left
#22
I think I've had a seagate, western digital, and 2 maxtor drives fail. Then again I have owned more Maxtor drives than any other. 1 was replaced as it was under warranty, but still had to pay something silly to post the old one to them like £15. Cheaper than a new drive I suppose and better than paying for them to post it to me too.
#23
psd99
voting cold because it is Maxtor

don't buy any devices from this company they are a living nemesis in the hardware world.


much like iomega. nice and cheap but they cause far more trouble than they are ever worth.
#24
frakison
Hard drives fail, you only have to delve into the actual workings of the things to realise that such precision instruments with moving parts will never last forever...


yes and some brands fail more than others, this is an undeniable fact and certainly no good reason to ignorantly buy what ever is cheapest... just to put your comment in some reasonable perspective...
#25
spaceinvader;6614699
yes and some brands fail more than others, this is an undeniable fact and certainly no good reason to ignorantly buy what ever is cheapest... just to put your comment in some reasonable perspective...
In order to put your comment in some reasonable perspective, I'd be interested in reading a meaningful survey of hard disk reliability that backs it up.
#26
No sign of any Maxtor branded drives in Currys or PC World, Solihull. Hope that saves someone a journey.
#27
spaceinvader
yes and some brands fail more than others, this is an undeniable fact and certainly no good reason to ignorantly buy what ever is cheapest... just to put your comment in some reasonable perspective...


To put YOUR comment into perspective, as I have already said, I have had Maxtor drives, actually my ORIGINAL 20Gb drive from my FIRST PC is still running (albeit noisy) yet in the same time period I've lost Samsung and a Hitachi drives.... using your slightly twisted logic would suggest you are dead wrong and indeed its the sammys that are the worst (which they are not!!) :roll:

For your reference, Im a qualified PC tech and am quite savvy, I NEVER (as you erroneously suggest) buy ignorantly, Im just able to use a bit of common sense to know that EVERY drive will most likely fail at some point (yes... even yours!!) and know the signs of when the drive is likely to fail so clear what I have to prior to failure (I also backup important stuff to another drive!).
#28
Besford
No sign of any Maxtor branded drives in Currys or PC World, Solihull. Hope that saves someone a journey.


Haha i worked there, i checked first thing when i got in, no luck at all... :p i got paid for my journey did you ? :D

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