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 Post subject: 300 GB Drive from Western Digital anytime soon?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 7:46 am 
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I've had too many Maxtor drives take a dive on me lately so I'm waiting for Western Digital to relase a 300GB (or larger) drive. Does anyone know if they even have plans of such a beast? My PVR is in need of more storage space (It's a Shuttle SFF system so please don't suggest getting multiple drives of lower capacity).

At least now Maxtor is making a 7200rpm 300GB drive, but that's not the manufacturer I'm looking for.

Anyone have any inside information or a press release I might have missed?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:23 am 
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i would look at hitachi right now, they have a 400GB drive out


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:41 am 
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what is wrong with Maxtor?

i have a 60gig one, and it hasnt given me any problems at all


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Hitachi is good.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:43 pm 
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I went through 3 Maxtor 200GB SATA drives. They got so hot that I couldn't hold them for more than 30 seconds at a time. Keep in mind, this is in my basement where temperatures were hovering around 60 (It was winter here in Minnesota).

So, three of them burnt up. A Maxtor 120GB SATA drive I put in a customers machine fried as well. Those were the first Maxtor drives I had ever purchased, and the last. Sure the RMA process was great, the customer service was great, but the products were shit.

Believe it or not I was a huge fan of the IBM Deskstars. I still have 6 of them in service today and haven't had a single issue with any of them 30GB all the way to 80GB. So I understand that I may have gotten just a few rotten drives, but I'm not going to go 4 months without a stable machine again.

Plus, the Maxtor drives are loud ... sure they're fast, but they're loud, IBM drives were pretty noisy too, but not quite as bad. The Western Digital drives are nice and quiet and haven't failed me yet. How bad can a company that makes the Raptor be after all ;) :D


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