Originally Posted by Electro
Maxtor always have firmware problems.
I guess I will go ahead follow through a confirmation on this point here. Maxtor drives, do infact, suck. Big time actually. I have proof, or atleast I had proof, before I proceeded to throw 2 40gb maxtor drivers straight into the trash bin.
In fact I can tell you in great detail why they suck.
First off, their work to noise ratio is awful. And it gets worst with time. Eventually my 7200 rpm maxtor ended up sounding like 10k rpm raptor. But rest assured, it was certainly not as fast as a raptor.
Lifespan sucks. I'll put it terms of lifespan, because MTBF means absolutely nothing to me. The harddrive certainlhy
It lasted for about 5 months maybe, before the click of death came.
This could just be TWO bad experiences, I suppose. But interestingly enough, I have zero such experiences when switched to using western digital harddrives.
And I have personally gone through 3 or 4 computers. I can't really remember anymore.
And the whole thing about ROHS compliant harddrives being used on non ROHS motherboards affecting the situation makes about as much sense as... well it doesn't make much sense at all. I thought briefly about the remote possiblity of firmware detecting non ROHS motherboards. That would be bussiness suicide ofcourse and not even feasible unless all ROHS motherboards made a secret pact.