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07-09-2003, 07:29 PM
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I lost count of how many times I've sent this thing back to Maxtor corp.- I think it's going on four times now This time though I think it was my fault but I'm not sure. The 'puter was on and I was having some network problems so I decided to slide the computer out to press the network cable in tighter and as I was sliding it out that's when i heard the very familiar knock. Fortunately this was the slave drive so I don't have to reinstall everything.

no more Maxtor products for me
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07-09-2003, 08:01 PM
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Maxtor used to be such a good brand. The best
I guess their QC department is all screwed up
I've had very good luck with IBM DeskStars. Although, some people have had problems
Also Fujitsu drives are really good.

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07-10-2003, 11:39 AM
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Provably still is a good brand, but Quallity Control doesn't have
control anymore after it goes out from their warehouse and since a HDD is such a sensitive hardware carefull handleing becomes an Issue.
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Provably still is a good brand, but Quallity Control doesn't have
control anymore after it goes out from their warehouse and since a HDD is such a sensitive hardware carefull handleing becomes an Issue.
Maybe their QC dept. needs a better "QC Prediction", let's send them QCmatic...
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07-21-2003, 03:30 AM
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Maybe their QC dept. needs a better "QC Prediction", let's send them QCmatic...
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Now my primary C: drive (Maxtor 80gb) crashed almost a week ago..I'm not sure if I'll be able to recover all my lost data I think I'll get a Seagate soon
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11-09-2003, 06:43 PM
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Well I just ran the Powermax diagnostics utility on this drive and it checked out fine How can the drive be bad one day and then a couple weeks later it's fine

In fact I ran the check on another Maxtor hd I had laying around that I thought was bad and it checked out fine too This is weird

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11-09-2003, 09:31 PM
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Hi ren,

I think there's something intermittent in your machine

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11-10-2003, 11:15 AM
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Maxtor used to be such a good brand. The best
I guess their QC department is all screwed up
I've had very good luck with IBM DeskStars. Although, some people have had problems
Also Fujitsu drives are really good.

-kwag
I dont think IBM DeskStars are as good as they used to be either especially now Hitachi are in charge of them, i had a 30Gig DeskStar that crashed on me a few months back losing tons of important data.

I guess a lot of it boils down to luck also.

I also agree Maxtor do seem to be slipping also.
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11-11-2003, 02:27 PM
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I think there's something intermittent in your machine
I think so too! There are other weird problems too like my cdrw tray has trouble opening- I press the eject button and it just sits there for awhile. I threw another cdrw away because of this problem

Also XP is randomly rebooting- like when the reset button is pushed.

Could this be a power supply related problem

This is really driving me @#$% nuts!!!

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11-11-2003, 04:03 PM
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Hi Ren,

It could be power supply, or could be faulty hardware.
Do you see the dump file being written before it reboots
Or it just reboots without any warning
There's an option in XP to write a log file if the system crashes.
Check and see if it's turned off, and turn it on.

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11-11-2003, 10:41 PM
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Hi kwag,

I thought it was rebooting with no warning but I checked the system event log and there were three "save dumps" that said the system rebooted from a bugcheck and it gave the memory address and path to the saved dump (.dmp) file Does this sound software related?

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ren
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11-12-2003, 12:47 AM
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Does this sound software related?

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ren
Yes it does
Are you running the latest service pack

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11-12-2003, 01:06 PM
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No I'm not running the latest service pack- but I am now!
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