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31-05-2003, 06:34 PM
In Nov I purchased 2 x 60G Maxtor hard drives from Dick Smith and had both fail within a few weeks. Then the replacements failed as well so I returned them and had them replaced with a Western Digital drive which so far has worked perfectly. Has anyone else had this problem with Maxtor drives?

31-05-2003, 06:40 PM
In the past 12 months:

1 x Seagate 40 GB 7200 rpm (3 months)
1 x Maxtor 40 GB 5400 RPM (1 month)
1 x Quantum 15 GB (2 years)

31-05-2003, 08:24 PM
Yes, I purchased a Maxtor 7200 HD at New Year, to have it fail early in February (bought it at Dick Smith's). So far the replacement is OK - but I am checking HD and backing up data fairly often!