Problem with sata drive

By Jake0
Dec 27, 2008
  1. Hey guys,

    I've been having the weirdest problem with one of my sata drives.. basically it was working fine last night, and has been working fine for about 4-5 months, then suddenly this morning it's been causing windows (xp) to get stuck on the load screen. The screen doesn't freeze, but that little blue bar just continues to go across and across etc.

    I've tried unplugging everything, and testing each bit of hardware one by one, until I realised it was that sata drive. I also tested it in another pc and it does the same thing to windows (vista this time)

    Windows isn't install on this drive, it's a separate storage drive with no partitions and a 500gb maxtor. It's around 4-5 months old.

    Any ideas what's wrong? Or how to fix?

    Thanks for your time.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Common problem with the Maxtor SATA drives. We have returned a number of them to Seagate for replacement for our clients. We now use only Seagate and Western Digital. If you continue to use the Maxtor, it eventually fails. Supposedly, there new ones no longer have the problem.
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