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Old 1st September 2004, 22:25   #1
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Default Dying Maxtor 120gb

Ever had this happen to you? My maxtor 120gb is slowly dying, I'm transferring data from the disk at 1500kb/s , and about 50% of it is unreadable.. it still runs, and apparantly has been running for quite some time like that since I use it as a 3rd storage disk and only recently noticed it when I tried to copy/move some files.

not sure if I still have warranty, if not this drive is going to be massacared :grin:
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Only Seagate for me from now on... 5 years warranty

(Not of much use when a disk crashes fatally full of data but still )
 
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How old is it? Try RMA??
4 IBM Drives and 1 Western Digital in the last 4 years. I did get replacement on all of them.
It sucks, doesn't it/
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Warranty period of seagate's already changed? I thought it was still under consideration.

@jmke: try unplugging it and let it cool down.
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@Lazyman: don't know how old, have 6x120gb Maxtor drives here bought at different times, I need to check the RMA status at maxtor site, but for that I need to remove it from the system, I'm transferring data first before final shutdown

@Richbastard: system is down every other 17hours, even after first bootup it shows errors.

luckily no precious data is stored on any of my drives which is NOT backupped
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http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage...901082859.html
Dunno if this counts for all the HD's they sold in the past five years. I don't think so
BTW, you only need 160 DVD's for a backup of those 6 drives.
 
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well, the 160 dvd would still be chaeper, $160 would only get you 2 x 160 2mb cache drives from samsung
 
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low level format + burn in test declared the drive safe to use again.. gonna use it as a temp storage device I think
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yeaay; the other 120GB Maxtor which I bought around the same time is showing the same problems; yippie
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yeaay; the other 120GB Maxtor which I bought around the same time is showing the same problems; yippie


 
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