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BlabberMouth, the Next Generation
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Icon 8 posted May 07, 2001 12:26      Profile for -ct-   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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I've lost another damn hdd! I lost one a few weeks ago due to, well - i dunno it just stopped working. They (Maxtor) sent me a replacement, but it was a re-built one. Now it's dying/dead. Those [email protected]^@(*$^!

I called and got another RMA #, and chewed out the rep for sending me a rebuilt in the first place. Not that the guy deserved it, but he was the one who picked up the call and so was the point-man for the attack.
I had to vent.

I've made sure that they are sending me a brand-new one this time, but it's gonna take a while to get it. In the meantime - I have no space on this hdd (fresh install of the OS on it) to install anything other than the very basics. No toys!

I don't want to reinstall all my OSs I had on that drive - what a P.I.T.A. that was to get them all to run together.
But it's not just the OSs, it's all the apps, updates and settings that have to be reconfigured that will just piss me off.

I'm not even too sure if I can recover all the info, 20+gb worth - not including the 10gb partition that had the main OS, from that drive. Though it still runs, it goes "click, whiiiiirr, grinnndddddddd" and makes everything freeze while the OS is waiting for a response from it.


Is it just me, or do maxtor drives just suck?

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Icon 1 posted May 08, 2001 02:03      Profile for MrJ     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I like Maxtor drives, never had a problem with them. I have two in my computer. One is 2 years old and the other is at least 3.5 years old. No drive (any brand) has ever failed on me or friends and that includes several Maxtors.

Hard drives are actually very fragile, so it may be a symptom of some other problem in your computer. I know of one case where a computer's hard drive was failing, turned out the power supply fan had died. It's likely the power quality was failing and/or the excess heat was affecting the nearby drive. Both of those situations are bad for electronics.

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Icon 1 posted May 08, 2001 09:21      Profile for supaboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Got a backup? It's the number one thing to do if you have data you want to keep.

I don't mean to sound preachy or anything. I haven't backed up my own computer, ever (well, I did back up my first Amiga hard drive, but that only took 25 floppy disks!). The Maxtor hard drive in this machine has been running constantly for about two years now. I leave the machine running all the time.

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