What is the Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 series like?

  Malachor 20:18 29 Jan 2006
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I am looking for a cheap 80gb HDD, and I was wondering what the maxtor diamondmax plus 9 was like. I have only ever used samsung, and found them so good, i have never changed, but i though a bit change might be nice. Does anyone know if they are quick, reliable, etc?

  keith-236785 21:01 29 Jan 2006

yes, they are quick and reliable (at least mine is), mine is a 160gig SATA drive, no problems to date, bought it to replace a hitachi/ibm which failed after five months of use.

only thing aboout it is that it only comes out as a 153gig after formatting but i can live with that.

  €dstowe 21:22 29 Jan 2006

My studio has more than 20 computers. All of them have at least one Maxtor Diamondmax hard drive installed. Been using similar Maxtor drives for many years and only had one failure after about 18 months use - but then, all my data is backed up so it wasn't too much of a problem.

  madPentium 21:23 29 Jan 2006

I think maxtor are the best drives around at the moment.

  007al 21:34 29 Jan 2006

Ive had two Maxtors go wrong in the past 12 months.Using one as a back up drive at the moment,ands it seems fine

  Ray5776 21:58 29 Jan 2006

Maxtors are good as far as I am concerened, no problems with them, had 2 Hitachi fail in 18 mnths.
We all have different experiences depending on our individual circumstances. I would reccommend Maxtor or Seagate.
Ray

  Ray5776 22:01 29 Jan 2006

Maxtors are good as far as I am concerened, no problems with them, had 2 Hitachi fail in 18 mnths.
We all have different experiences depending on our individual circumstances. I would recommend Maxtor or Seagate.
Ray

  Biotech 22:24 29 Jan 2006

Got 2 x 120Gigs SATA as raid 0, been going 2 years.

  ade.h 23:17 29 Jan 2006

You will find that the Samsung Spinpoints run quieter than a 9-series Maxtor. If that matters to you (it does to me) then it's worth bearing in mind.

  Stuartli 00:09 30 Jan 2006

>>only thing aboout it is that it only comes out as a 153gig after formatting but i can live with that.>>

That applies to any drive - a kilobyte is approximately 1000 bytes (two to the 10th power or decimal 1,024 bytes).'

Hard drive manufacturers use the 1000 figure as it produces a "larger" GB size for a drive compared to 1024.

But your drive doesn't know this when it is formatted...:-)

  keith-236785 08:51 30 Jan 2006

Stuartli, thanks but i knew that. i still think its false advertising but thats my opinion only!!

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