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Written on: 15/04/2011
i buy a maxtor 120 GB diamondmax plus 9 over 7 years ago lol first one died on me after only three weeks but i got it replaced and had it ever since.
i was pretty well using it every day, today ive got a 1xT Hard disk and now use my old maxtor for storage . i guess ive been pretty lucky considering ive herd much complications with it ...high five for maxtor :)
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Written on: 06/11/2009
Had it for 4 years now, and it died on me twice. The last time I was warned by the clicking noise it made. Like it was shutting down.
I opened the case of the drive to see if the head was stuck and turned the platters around. Then closed up and it was running well for a long time, both occasions… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2008
When I boot it as a Master, it tries to boot up but it restarts every time. And on slave it stops my computer from loading anything from Windows XP pro and Ubuntu. I have used the hard drive on my 2 separate computers and neither work. In all I haven't been able to get it to run on anything. I wouldn't recommend someone get this unless they have had several years of experience with computers and even then good luck with it. Therefore I do not recommend Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/01/2008
I personally was not happy with this Hard Drive in any possible way, the Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 has been "ok" for the last 5 years however recently it has been freezing constently, it's almost everytime I turn it on it crashes. Therefore in my opinion very unreliable and I think it has not been good and would not recommend this Maxtor Hard Drive to a friend… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/01/2006 by MatthewF31 (1 review written)
A friend and myself, have between us had 4 out of 5 Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB hard drives die very early on (between 8 months and 3 years).
What's worse, is that you usually get no warning what-so-ever!
I would NEVER buy another Maxtor hard drive again; but if you do, make sure that you backup anything you don't want to lose!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/12/2005 by andyd (4 reviews written)
I've recently had my 120GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 hard drive fail; although the failure mode was progressive, rather than catastrophic.
The drive began causing blue screens. When relegated to slave duties it works OK, but has been replaced, due to it starting to make some curious sounds… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/04/2005 by Dave12x12 (1 review written)
Stay clear of the Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120 GB and Maxtor drives in general or you will be sorry… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/09/2004 by konaboy (1 review written)
The hard drive is the single most important part of a computer. If any other part fails, you replace it, and you're back up and running, you loose the hard drive and you've lost everything you've ever done on that computer!
As a computer technician, I swore by Maxtor for 10 years, during that time I had only seen one Maxtor drive fail. Since their drives reached 80GB + the quality and reliability of Maxtor's drives has become the worst I have ever seen of any brand of hard drives. I have a… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/02/2004 by mastonp (1 review written)
Bought several Maxtor drives in the past and they did not last as long as other drives that I used, sales personnel convinced me that problem had been overcome, it has not. I bought 2) 120 Gig Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 ATA/133 W/8MB Cache from Tiger Direct and they subtituted 2MB Cache Drives, one has failed and the other is starting to act-up. They are both out of warranty by 14 days SORRY, SCREWED, By Maxtor with Junk, Screwed By Tiger Direct with subtituted items… Read Full Review
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