View Full Version : Maxtor 160GB w 8MB Buffer, Full Retail, $84.99 + S&H (No Rebates)
07-27-2004, 06:29 AM
Maxtor 160GB @ Outpost.com (http://shop1.outpost.com/product/3575084)
07-27-2004, 07:57 PM
I'm thinking about picking this drive up tonight. Anyone else own it? Opinions?
07-27-2004, 10:19 PM
I dont own one, but i dont hear good things about Maxtors. Maybe thats why they are always up for deals in this forum.
07-27-2004, 10:37 PM
I'm using a Maxtor 160GB as my main drive in my current system--only built it a few months ago but hasn't given me any problems. Runs cool and quiet, I can't ask much more from it except years of reliability </knocks on wood>...
BTW...I got mine for $71 shipped from Office Depot through a G|A deal a while back...rebates all came back quickly, which was nice. :) $84+tax with no rebates is still a good deal, though...
07-27-2004, 10:38 PM
how are you going to use them? primary drive with an OS installed? or just data storage?
i have 3 160GB retail maxtor drives (same as above, the L01P160 series). the first one's S.M.A.R.T. function died after 3 months (last summer) due to excessive heat generated. I had it RMA'd right away, and got a replacement drive for it. i dont have the exact links, but there's been discussion on this board about the 160GB maxtor drives dying. not sure if its because more people bought more 160GB drives, or if the 160GB drives themselves have a bad batch.
The other 2 i got are very recent purchases, but seem to hold well.
(Also i have 2 other 250GB maxtor drives, and they seem to run well without problems too)
the thing is, i set all of my maxtor drives now to QUIET. runs less hot that way, and yes, much more QUIET (they can hum loudly when running all at the same time). Out of the box, its default setting is FAST. Maxtor has a utility called AMSET that can toggle between FAST and QUIET. youll have to download that from their site, put it on a floppy disk, and run it in DOS.
FAST setting - 7200rpm, runs hot, but real fast seek and write times.
QUIET setting - definitely less than 7200rpm, runs cool, and is VERY QUIET. supposed to run slower in performance, but i dont detect any performance lag at all. maybe if i become real anal about it, and do benchies. thing is, im not, and i just use all my large drives for data storage.
me? i'd get another one, if i hadnt bought so many already. :)
07-27-2004, 10:44 PM
If you live in SoCal, you could pick up a WD 250GB ATA for $109.99 after MIR.
07-27-2004, 10:51 PM
Thanks all. I just ordered one.
I'm loading XP on it and using the rest of it to store data.
07-28-2004, 12:02 AM
Or 200gig hitachi 7200rpm ATA for 79.99$ after MIR at CompUSA
07-28-2004, 01:01 AM
i think the point here of the deal is THERE IS NO MIR to worry aboot
07-28-2004, 02:56 AM
I have one. Works perfectly. Good deal for no rebates
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