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Big is beautiful

Advantages: A fast drive with plenty of scope
Disadvantages: Expensive

Hard drives are a purchase you normally make when space is running out or when your old one decides it has had enough and stops working all together. This time, the old drive is still functioning fine and I have some space left. Im just planning for the ...

andycharger 10.04.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Maxtor DiamondMax 96147H8 61.5 GB

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Maxtor, better then the rest

Advantages: Fast, quiet and very good.
Disadvantages: None

I used to use Seagate hard drives but the first one i had corrupted itself and i couldn't access anything, then i thought it must've have been a one off occurrance so i wentto buy another one, but after about a year it burnt itself out. I wasn't very plea ...

Kinny 27.01.2001 · Read full review
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Quick, but you pay in noise

Advantages: Fast seek times
Disadvantages: Poor RAID 0 performance, highly unreliable, noisy

I bought two of these drives to stripe together as a fast RAID 0 system disk. One was not running within specification on arrival; it wasn't dead, simply noisy (really noisy - the spin sound was just ridiculously loud, the seek noises were no worse than a ...

ponty 30.12.2002 · Read full review
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And they all came tubbling down

Advantages: fast
Disadvantages: very unreliable - terminal illness - genetic

Maxtor - one of the most popular makes of mid range hard drives, available from most stores including PC World. What they fail to tell you is that Maxtor hard drives, although fast are very unreliable. In fact, Maxtor hard disk drives have an inherant hea ...

weebgenerations 26.09.2000 · Read full review
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Quiet, fast and ATA100

Advantages: Quiet and 7200rpm and ATA100
Disadvantages: A bit more expensive than the others

As hard drives go this is great, it has a huge capacity of 40.9 GB, and at only £110, you can’t complain. This hard rive also has a seek time of 8.5ms which is very fast as well as a spin speed of 7200rpm and a transfer rate of ATA100, if your mothe ...

gman1981 08.06.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Maxtor DiamondMax 96147H8 61.5 GB

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