[svlug] Good source for used equipment?
jonathanj at allant.com
Mon Aug 24 09:14:18 PDT 1998
> > Still you might ought to look at the Fry's ads in the
> > San Jose Mercury News, just stay
> > away from those Maxtor drives - just not the quality .
> Hmmm... I have some of them.... What has been your experience with
Well, most of it is FOF, though I have had a conversation
with a QA engineer from Adaptec. He flatly said that the
Maxtor - which tends to be the cheaper units, the ones sold
by Fry's as their "lure them in loss leaders" - failed earlier and
harder. He also indicated to me that a couple of other
brands that I don't remember all that well - failed quite
early in the game. As I remember they were all ones that I
had, Maxtor, Quantum. And to top it since then I've had a
Maxtor and a Quantum fail. The Maxtor was quickly and with
outout any remorse, the Quantum was more graceful but I
wasn't smart enough to take the hint and now it went
before I got the bulk of my SW off it.
I ought mention that these are the only 3.5 form factor
HD's that I've had fail. I have had a number of the
older 5" Micropolis drives fail- But the 3" units
have always seemed more robust.
AS they say, YMMV
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