Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 opinions

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sy64004, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. sy64004

    sy64004 OSNN Addict

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    Has anyone had experiences with the Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 series? I'm looking at the 200Gb drive and just wondered if it was any good??

    If not what advice could you give? i'm looking at about 120-200GB range

    I also looked at the IBM Deskstar or WD Caviar.

    What are they like for heating problems and other performance issues?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I saw in Computer Shopper that the Hitachi 160G came top out of 10 HD's on the test. It was also 2nd or 3rd cheapest in cost per GB. I can't remember the full details, but you can check out the Dec issue of the magazine.

    Not sure if the Hitachi HD is the same as the IBM ones since they've linked up to manufacture HDs now. But I can tell you than IBM HDs are quieter than any other HDs.
     
  3. RogerPhillis

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    The Diamond Max 9 120 Gb SATA drive is particularly quiet due to a fluid type bearing drive mechanism.
    Dont think this is present in in the ATA version.
    THE 40 Gb Maxtor ATA I have is not quiet in comparison !








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  4. Zedric

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    A Seagate is more quiet than the Maxtor. Have a look at those, they are very good as well.
     
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  6. sy64004

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    Thanks guys. i was more concerned with over heating and failure rate. I read a few reviews saying that IBM have had a bad history of failures with certain models. I also saw that the IBM hard drives can heat up.

    Can anyone confirm/ correct me on this???
     
  7. Zedric

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    Yes the IBM 60GXP and 75GXP series were very prone to failure. I lost two drives.
     
  8. Taurus

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    the old ones like zedric said (60gxp, 75gxp). but all the newer ones (120gxp, 180gxp, etc) are all good performers with no more reliablity problems than anyone else.