View Full Version : Maxtor 80 GB, 7200 rpm, ATA133 w 8 MB cache $70 @CompUSA (AR)
03-03-2003, 06:52 AM
This is a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus hard drive in CompUSA store brand box.
$129.99 – 60 MIR = $69.99
80 GB DiamondMax Plus @ CUSA, SKU#301730, GotApex Link (http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/click?lid=41000000000698964)
How fast are CompUSA rebates?
03-03-2003, 10:54 AM
That one is going to New Rochelle, NY. I wouldn't expect getting that one back anytime soon, they are VERY SLOW.
03-03-2003, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by Bo
How fast are CompUSA rebates?
Snails are blazingly fast in comparison, especially to the New Rochelle rebate center. But I have never failed to receive a CompUSA rebate. Two co-workers just recently received rebate checks for an Epson C60 printer purchased in September, a wait of over five months. I bought the same printer but my rebate was only a few weeks late. I generally call CompUSA’s rebate center on the day the rebate becomes late to jack them up. Arguably, Maxtor makes the best IDE hard drive. IMO the rebate is worth the wait on this deal. Get a family member to get a second one for you at $70 and make a fantastic RAID0 system.
03-03-2003, 05:30 PM
Maxtor makes good hard drives but WD is not far behind. I'm very happy with my WD SE (120GB), which I paid $125 for 6 months ago from Dell. Circuit City has the 80GB WD SE for $70 after MIR, which is another exellent deal. I bought a 60GB Maxtor (regular drive) and it failed me within 2 months. I RMAed the drive and get an 80GB back. Too bad I'm not in need of another HD otherwise I would stock up on these!
03-03-2003, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by bachviet
Maxtor makes good hard drives but WD is not far behind.
I’d have to agree, that’s why I said “arguably”. I actually own more WD drives than Maxtors. They’re both so good in quality the deciding factor is always the best deal at the time. Through some of the deals posted here last year, I ended up with a 40 GB Maxtor and a 40 GB WD for $10 each (after coupons and rebates). I have a very slight preference for the Maxtors, but I had no problem trading my Maxtor for a co-worker’s $10 WD so that I could have identical drives in my new RAID0 system.
WD’s customer service is also excellent. I was unfortunate enough that have certain combination of Abit Motherboard/Award BIOS/WD hard drive which caused the heads to engage before the drive spun up, damaging the platters. Even though the problem wasn’t entirely due to the hard drive, WD did an advance replacement at no cost and paid shipping both ways. What more can you ask? (Both WD and Award came up with a fix.) I can’t really comment on Maxtor’s customer service since I’ve never returned one. I hope they treated you as well. Bottom line: You’ll do okay with either one.
IBM had a lot of quality issues with their Deskstar drives. Quantum used to make a good drive (except for their Bigfoot drives), but have since been acquired by Maxtor. I guess Seagate still make a pretty good too. Hmmm… maybe this thread should have been in the Hardware Discussion.
03-04-2003, 03:13 AM
I used to have problems with WD- I think I had RMAD' one particular drive 3x to get it fixed (RMA, ship, break, etc). This went on for a total of 3 or 4 times.... eventually I threw it into a box I never used and oddly enough, it never stopped working.
So yeah, my new drive is maxtor. Just my opinion.
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