View Full Version : Maxtor DiamondMax 30.0GB Hard Drive - Any good?
04-02-2001, 03:13 AM
I'm in the hunt for a dependable, long-lasting, yet affordable hard drive. Any advice? I'm THIS close to buying the Maxtor DiamondMax... but would appreciate some feedback re: this.
Maxtor is a good drive. So is Western Digital.
It all really just depends on personal preference.
the 30 Gig 7200 RPM drives in stores are about $140.
You can most very likely find them cheaper on the internet.
04-02-2001, 08:39 AM
Yes, Maxtor rocks. I have a 5600rpm udma33 4.3, a 5600rpm udma66 20,4, and a 7200rpm ata100 15.3 all from them. I also have a WD 5600rpm udma33 4.3. When I just had the two 4.3's, the WD was a little quieter than the Max, but the Max got almost twice the transfer rate. I'm not sure how they stack up now, but my 15.3 ata100 drive gets like 20, 300 in sisoft bench. get it!
04-02-2001, 10:24 AM
Maxtors are very reliable hard drives. I would say IBM makes the best drive though. That Maxtor should last you for a long time though.
04-02-2001, 11:59 AM
Outta all the HDD's I have (6) 5 of them are maxtor (1 IBM) and 4 of the are the 30gig 7200 rpm drive...
i have two of them in a RAID....
i have had no problems with them @ all....
04-03-2001, 12:48 AM
Thanks y'all. Looks like Maxtor is the way I'll go! I've heard IBM is the best but that's a little too pricey for my thin wallet.
how much you looking to spend? and how much space do you need? i dont know if its in your price range, but i got a 60gb ibm deskstar 75gxp 7200rpm ata100 for just under $200 shipped. i took a quick look on price watch and didnt find anything under 200 with shipping, but i saw a couple for about 210 including shipping (one even had 2nd day fed ex). these are probably oem packages, but they have the same manufacturers warrenty. they just dont have any cables or sometimes instructions. for me this was a pretty good price especially when there maxtor, wd and quantums for around 250. again, this was a deal for me, it may not suit your needs.
I use and recommend IBM 75GXP hard drives. By the way Maxtor completed its purchase of Quantums hard drive division 2 days ago.
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