XP just seems to do something a bit like that from time to time. Its the crap shell I think.Originally posted by SNGX1275
Strongly advise against IBM. I've had 3 failures out of 2 Deskstars (RMA'd one starting to die too). I just got a Maxtor 80Gig 7200 RPM - don't know whether its my fresh install of XP or what but my favorites menu and start menu excessivly lag my computer (mouse gets real jerky and all). Hope I didn't get a lemon Maxtor 80gig.
Specs: Asus A7V - T-Bird 1.0Ghz - XP Pro - 512 Cas2 Crucial
I don't want to turn this in to a HDD brand debate but I have owned two WD drives, one died a few days after I installed it, the replacement drive died literally the day after the warranty ran out and the other drive, bought a couple of years later, died after three months. I have had the occasional problem from other manufacturers but the only one I have never had a problem with is Maxtor. I own 11 Maxtor drives of varying size and age and they all still run like the day I purchased them.Originally posted by bigstusexy
Are you guys kidding? The MFG making the most noise and doing to best work (to my standards) is Western Digital. if you are going to spend a good about of money and need huge space look at the 1000 bb sepcial edition its fast and it large and dosen't have a grand fail rate. As for maxtor they are slow and their rma policy use to be misleading (repair or replace) I have a 17 gig which was a rma return that died 2 weeks after getting it and they would try swapping the platter just replaceing the drive. This is the case with all MFGs I know but at least they just say replace. Give WD a try I find the much faster than any maxtor I have and they have good working time and reputation.
Also if you are just stuck on maxtor try to get any maxtor dirve that is a dirve type made from quamtum
Why should you avoid using RMA drives as important backup devices, you ask? Well, allow me to share my experiences.Originally posted by Phantasm66
As a Technician, I'm familiar with those and have been for over ten years, aside from the cable modems, as the few I have encountered have been, but you get my drift. The problem wasn't ignorance, it was low quality.Originally posted by bigstusexy
About the WD dieing on you I'd say this, WD has cleaned up their rep and their drive use to die alot (older smaller drive for me) but in the past 3 years I'd used em with no sweat. Also things to note if dirves die alot around you.
Static shock (an oldie but it will kill anything)
Bad grounding of other connections (some cable runs used in cable modems are just not grounded - mine isn't !