Maxtor 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM £56.99 @ Ebuyer
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Maxtor 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM £56.99 @ Ebuyer

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Found 11th Mar 2008Made hot 11th Mar 2008
Maxtor DiamondMax hard drives are ideal for entry and mainstream home and office PC applications and an excellent solution for integrators and system builders. If you're building mainstream ATA storage solutions, there's a DiamondMax drive that's just right for you and your budget. The DiamondMax family of drives provides the right combination of capacity and performance with reliability and value for entry-level PCs, home desktop PCs, business desktop PCs, non-traditional ATA storage applications and external storage.

£56.99 delivered for a 500GB hdd... Can't find anything cheaper

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Hot, but the Samsung 750 gig for just over twenty quid more with the same 32meg cache is more bang for your bucks (from ebuyer too).

I'd avoid Maxtor like a big bad thing.

2.5in? i take it that this won't work on PS3? :?

jazzy1;1700045

2.5in? i take it that this won't work on PS3? :?



2.5in at this price? Fraid not my friend. This is a 3.5 incher.

ibiza;1699927

Hot, but the Samsung 750 gig for just over twenty quid more with the same … Hot, but the Samsung 750 gig for just over twenty quid more with the same 32meg cache is more bang for your bucks (from ebuyer too).



Good tip, and these drives just don't seem to be anything other than falling in price so there isn't a rush to snap up immediate offers as I can see.

Seriously guys I'd recommend avoiding Maxtor OEM hard drives at all costs. They have the highest failure rate in the OEM market and can confirm this in my own experience too having 14+ years of being a computer hardware supplier.

Stick with Samsung or Western Digital, just my opinion from customer feedback and personal experience etc.

What about "Seagate" - only company that offers 5 year warranty on hard disks as standard.

Not too confident on Maxtor these days - I think Seagate use them at the low cost end of the market.

mumjit;1700672

Seriously guys I'd recommend avoiding Maxtor OEM hard drives at all … Seriously guys I'd recommend avoiding Maxtor OEM hard drives at all costs. They have the highest failure rate in the OEM market and can confirm this in my own experience too having 14+ years of being a computer hardware supplier.Stick with Samsung or Western Digital, just my opinion from customer feedback and personal experience etc.


Sounds like good advice.

After years in IT I too have noticed a significant failure rate with Maxtor drives and would lean towards Western Digital out of choice.

As well as the industry wide view on maxtor drives, my limited personal experience with Maxtor drives has not been that positive either.

Many of the maxtor drives I've used have gone bad, they seem to simply not last as long as other brands. I always found they offered the most GB per £ and knew they had a good warranty service.

20 gb DiamondMax Plus 40 - developed bad sectors, out of warranty
20gb DiamondMax Plus 45 - RMA'ed to maxtor
20gb DiamondMax Plus 60 - RMA'ed to maxtor
20gb DiamondMax Plus 60 again - failed, out of warranty
40gb D740x (though quantum built) - RMA'ed to maxtor
40gb DiamondMax Plus 8 - just failed on me recently

20gb D740x (quantum built) - still running
80gb DiamondMax Plus 80 - still going I believe.

Seemed like their returns service being the 'best' was for a reason (whilst they were still maxtor owned), simply because their drives were awful compared to others. Took me a while to learn too

Not sure whether being under seagate has affected the quality of their drives (which can only go up in my opinion). Or in fact whether they are designed and made by Seagate. Regardless, wouldn't really trust them when you can go with a reliable brand instead.

avoid maxtor like the plague, everyone knows that!

i had six 80gb diamondmax+9's fail on me, and a couple of 40gb models and some others i forget. if you want a drive that probably won't work within six months, go ahead and buy maxtor.

also, just because it has 32mb cache doesn't mean it will be as fast as samsung's spinpoint f1 or seagate's 7200.11 - they have 105-120mbps sustained data transfer rate, the maxtor will probably have the average 70-80mbps.

gone up to £59.99 now?

and down to, £54.99 now!
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