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320GB Maxtor SATA2 Hard drive - £40.90 delivered
320GB Maxtor SATA2 Hard drive - £40.90 delivered

320GB Maxtor SATA2 Hard drive - £40.90 delivered

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This is a good brand, good drive, and extremely cheap - cant find anything that touches this deal on ebuyer even with google checkout.

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Original Poster

Surprised this isnt hotter.....

I paid £45 for a 320GB 16MB cache Seagate from ebuyer last week, so this is a pretty good price for the capacity.

a maxtor hard drive should never be voted hot..even if u get a free one..they still die! and there goes your data!:whistling:

Original Poster

Cynical....I've got nothing but praise for Maxtors, excellent drives. Never mind

Voted hot, you'd do well to find 320GB for £40 anywhere else, but I have a 200GB drive on order from ebuyer for a few quid less, don't fancy changing to Maxtor, I don't trust them either! Although I did use one Maxtor for years before I replaced it, just a couple of recent ones I had of theirs were duds.

But most of them work I suppose, and that is a lot of GB for your £s...

came to £42.12 for me, but voted hot, thanks

Hi guys!

Does anyone know if there's anway to turn this into a portable hard-drive are they reliable?

chigady

Hi guys!Does anyone know if there's anway to turn this into a portable … Hi guys!Does anyone know if there's anway to turn this into a portable hard-drive are they reliable?


Yes, get an external USB 2.0 case that can take a SATA drive

Are they reliable? Seagate are better, I would prefer other makes to Maxtor personally

...One with a fan if it's going to be used for long periods of time.

I wouldn't go for Maxtor, seen far too many new drives fail where I work.

guys can this hard drive be conected the standard ide way if i wanted on my old motherboard, thx

oh yes..and all the maxtor HDD's i've ever had have run hot as hell, 55C is common, even in a decent case! (Plus 8's 9's and 10's..):oops:

Tempted by this, despite wasting my money on a 120GB Passport drive from Ebuyer a few days ago that I don't really want anymore

I think maxtor are now owned by Seagate.

Originally Posted by andrewrAre they reliable? Seagate are better, I … Originally Posted by andrewrAre they reliable? Seagate are better, I would prefer other makes to Maxtor personally



Interesting comment. Maxtor and Seagate have been the same company now since late 2005 and now share the same technology but just rebadged and given a different model number.

DazJWood

Interesting comment. Maxtor and Seagate have been the same company now … Interesting comment. Maxtor and Seagate have been the same company now since late 2005 and now share the same technology but just rebadged and given a different model number.



Well I didn't know that but I was commenting going by review I've seen. The seagate drives always seem to come out better than Maxtor.
Are they using the same parts? or just one company owned by another?

They did operate separately but now use the same production facilities, as I said , same drives just rebadged

Banned

;o wil be needing this, thanks

Daytrader

guys can this hard drive be conected the standard ide way if i wanted on … guys can this hard drive be conected the standard ide way if i wanted on my old motherboard, thx



Unfortunately not. To get this working in older motherboards would require an additional SATA controller card and probably a power cable adapter as well. Or for the really old motherboards possibly not at all...

HTH

Ady

androo, ive only ever used maxtor drives int and ex never had one prob with em, good price

i'm a system builder and after some bad experiences i will NEVER use maxtor SATA drives again. they have too many compatibility issues, notably with nvidia chipsets. got a via or intel chipset and they're OK but personally i won't take the risk anymore. strangely the seagate ones, even though they're the same company, don't seem to have the same problems

used to like maxtor drives and even bought a load for our testing PCs at work. around half of them have failed. will never buy one again for work or for home use. its not worth the risk. spend a little more and get a better make i.e hitachi

DazJWood

Interesting comment. Maxtor and Seagate have been the same company now … Interesting comment. Maxtor and Seagate have been the same company now since late 2005 and now share the same technology but just rebadged and given a different model number.


Aha! That would explain all the bad reviews lately. I used to always buy Maxtor a few years back. When IBM (damn expensive crappy drives grrr) and WD would die on me so fast I wouldn't have time to say 123, Maxtor would live long! But perhaps their company is now concentrating more on improving the image of Seagate in the market and Maxtor is becoming just another forgettable brand. :whistling:
Thanks for the useful info DazJWood :thumbsup:

voted cold because its maxtor. stay away !!

Avoid maxtor like the plague, I have 2 x 250 gig ide drives sitting here both died within 12 months.

Spend that little bit more and go for seagate or western digital.

clay

I think maxtor are now owned by Seagate.



Correct!!

I have this exact drive. Very good. Had no problems. Nice and fast.

What are you guys thoughts about using this with a caddy? and making it an external harddrive.

I've got this, works just fine but it's maybe a little noisey when the disk is being accessed; should I be worried?

The last guy that posted is right maxtor is now owned by seagate. So all the maxtor is rubbish can be thrown out

You can easily make this into an external drive.
Get a case (cheap ones from the well known auction site are £9-£10 delivered)
Using Maxtor 250gb drive in the PC and a little noisy but works ok.
Personal favourites are Western Digital.Really quiet and reliable.
So long as you get a drive with a 3 year guarantee you'll be ok.

blizeH

I've got this, works just fine but it's maybe a little noisey when the … I've got this, works just fine but it's maybe a little noisey when the disk is being accessed; should I be worried?



It's Maxtor, I would be more than worried....

Everyone seems to be raving about the Samsung Spinpoint drives 320Gb version is £49 at scan, apparently theyre pretty quiet. Maxtor wouldnt be my first choice personally.

I sent back a failed Maxtor drive today, to Seagate for replacement under the 3 year warranty. It was in an external enclosure and was noisy and got very hot. All my other drives Samsung, Hitachi, WD, Seagate have never given me any problems.
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