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    Thank you sir, may I have another?

    Am I dumb? (x) YES ( ) No

    Back in early 2001 when I built my computer, I went for a 40GB Maxtor drive. Maxtors had never failed me before, so I felt confident that this drive would last me a long time.

    One year later, I got "PRIMARY MASTER FAILED." Random bits of data were inaccessible. I went out and bought another Maxtor, but a 60GB this time. My friend who worked at Best Buy noticed that it had after-market shrink wrap and warned me, but I shrugged it off. For three months, everything was beautiful. Then a few days ago, I pressed the power button and the drive wasn't detected. It was 3 months old. When I rebooted, everything was fine. It did that for a week.

    Yesterday I turned on my computer to get another, "PRIMARY MASTER FAILED." ****. So I run over to CompUSA to pick up ANOTHER drive, my third in 18 months. They had 80GB drives for $80 which coincidentally happened to be Maxtors. I don't have a lot of extra cash lying around, so I went for it. I give it a month.

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    why dont u just return them back to maxtor??....They will send u a new one within 5 days and then u send them ur faulty one...
    I had my 30 maxtor die on me and i returned it back to maxtor and they sent me a 40 gb instead ...

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    540mb??

    Will they take back HDs that are 10 years old? How about 5? Or is it all based on their waranty on the box?
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    10years old??? 1992... hmm... that would be good.. lol... 5years old.. 1997... get that old 4gig HD upgraded to 40gig.. lol.. just throw it off the roof if it doesn't have a fault.. ha ha..
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    Originally posted by SPyder_Flex97
    why dont u just return them back to maxtor??....They will send u a new one within 5 days and then u send them ur faulty one...
    I had my 30 maxtor die on me and i returned it back to maxtor and they sent me a 40 gb instead ...
    I will. I sent in a request, but they haven't gotten back to me yet. I'll call tomorrow.

    I'll probably set up a Linux box with the 60GB I'm about to get and use it solely for backing up my main machine. With any luck, all the drives won't die at the same time.

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    Originally posted by Gutter


    I will. I sent in a request, but they haven't gotten back to me yet. I'll call tomorrow.

    I'll probably set up a Linux box with the 60GB I'm about to get and use it solely for backing up my main machine. With any luck, all the drives won't die at the same time.
    calling them is ur best bet Gutter!...call the 800 # on the hard drive...I've sent back like 4 maxtors back to them and got fresh new HDs back....

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    I've had my IBM deskstar die, I called, they gave me an RMA number, and it was replaced in 2 weeks. I'm a happy customer,
    BTW, it was over a year old at that point.

    I've heard if you send back old HDs, like 500meggers, they will replace them with there equivilent in megs per $ spent from the date you bought it, if its broken.
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    Spyder, how strict are they about sending it back in the original packaging? I have one box, but don't have one for the other drive.

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    im currently using an ibm deskstar for my home pc and my server box....I've heard they have a tendacy of dieing also.....

    Hope that isnt the case with me again since i already had my maxtor die and i didnt have backups......

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    Originally posted by lstrunk

    10years old??? 1992... hmm... that would be good.. lol... 5years old.. 1997... get that old 4gig HD upgraded to 40gig.. lol.. just throw it off the roof if it doesn't have a fault.. ha ha..
    I always find a use for old HDs. I install OS on them and put in a big HD for everything else. I pop the 40gigs in and out of other computers so much...its just easier to have a bunch of cheap HDs running OS and Hot Swap a few 40 gig hds between comps.

    Originally posted by lstrunk

    I've heard if you send back old HDs, like 500meggers, they will replace them with there equivilent in megs per $ spent from the date you bought it, if its broken.
    Damn! If I only knew that when I spent $400 on a 540mb maxtor.
    I'm a ghost...email me if you have any questions on my old setup

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