A Dead Quantum

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jonifen, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    I shoulda kept me mouth shut about how good my Quantum drive was... turned PC on bout an hour ago only to find the beloved Quantum made a kind of beep sound and wasnt recognised by the BIOS.

    Basically, its dead.

    I bought the original IBM (which the quantum replaced) almost 2 years ago - which would make the Quantum out of warranty with the shop I bought it from.

    As Quantum HDDs was taken over by Maxtor, am I likely to get anything back on it, cuz dont the HDDs have a 3 year warranty with their manufacturer if they were bought over 6 months ago or something?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you have the paper work take it back. If they know you at the shop take it back. It should still be covered.
     
  3. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    ill give it a go...
    i wouldnt've thought they'd change it if it was out of the year shop guarantee?

    i thought you got a years warranty with the shop, and an extra 2 with the manufacturer (or thats the impression ive got by reading around here)
     
  4. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    jus bought an 80Gb Maxtor ATA133 7200rpm 2mb Cache fer £76.

    I've got a feeling that cuz I had an ATA133 (my 30gb maxtor) on an ATA133 80pin cable with an ATA100 quantum (the dead one), that it was possibly forcing the quantum to run quicker than poss?
    I have no idea if that is possible... but its a thought
     
  5. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    Both drives will run at the slowest ATA speed of the two drives. Unless you got one of those flash mobo's that facilitate individual access speeds on one cable. (think Legend, QDI utilise this.)

    Generally speaking though you could have 1 drive on ATA133 (Master), and another on PIO4 (Slave) and both will access at this slower speed.
     
  6. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    tbh, that is actually what i expected to happen... both run at slower speeds :)