Sellers generally don’t want you to test compatibility with their wares; therefore, I was happy to find an exact match Model, TLA and Code for my drive. Perhaps Doraemon could back me up on this, if she kept up on competitor practices such as this. Madwand Ars Praetorian Registered: Drive makes some noise compared to a new drive but otherwise is a very good unit. Mon May 21, 7: It could also have gone away completely, during the time period of the acoustic management patent enforcement for hard drive manufacturers.

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Because the first replacement device that I purchased was defective, I recommend that think carefully about dealing with sellers who refuse to take returns. Amazing condition, especially for such an old drive.

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The lowest-priced item that has maztor restored to working order by the manufacturer ‘manufacturer refurbished condition’ or an eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer ‘seller refurbished condition’. I don’t do 20 power-ups before measuring a new drive’s performance, and didn’t, but still found its performance to be fine. Originally posted by continuum: The average latency of a mere 8.


About this product Product Information The Maxtor MaxLine Pro hard drive provides facilities like storage of email archives data warehousing snapshot clones and remote applications.

I was also happy that my drive mechanism spun up and I was able to access maxine data with the new drive electronics; otherwise, I would have paid too much to buy a used and obsolete hard drive. Commercial data recovery services charge hundreds or thousands of dollars to do this, so maxlinr can be a cost-effective way to go. IIRC, Maxtor does this thing with their drives where the first maxine powerups of the drive are at reduced performance levels to ensure proper functioning of the drive. From what I’ve read, the Seagate gets pretty warm even though it has 3 platters and uses perpendicular writing.

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Wed May 23, I’ll be using the MX If it maline for the fact that it’s a raid array, I would have ditched them all already. We don’t see retail boxed units here for obvious reasons, so we wouldn’t maxliine aware of that Trending Price New. It sounds like they’re still doing that. Madwand Ars Praetorian Registered: Thu May 24, 5: The Maxtor drive electronics may be fragile with respect to power surges a Western Digital drive survived the same calamity but swapping requiring just a standard Torx wrench.


Cheap but cheap Do not depend on this drive. Additional Product Features Drive Interface.

Sep 22, Posts: Most relevant reviews See all 8 reviews. Sounds like a firmware issue. Did you jumper yours down to SATA 1.

I read through this review but there’s not a whole lot of detailed info on the drives other than benchmarks. There was a marked increase in performance after the 20th power-on.

Mon May 21, 4: Yes, I tried that and it made no difference. It’s masline that they’ve stopped doing it, but that’s how it was noted on the last few IDE Maxtor drives I purchased.

There were no ribbon cables to deal with, as the board connects to the drive with self-aligning contacts.

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Who knows, but I’m avoiding them now. It’ll be interesting to see if Seagate continues that practice or not. Nov 14, Posts: