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    Not that I couldn't put this in the hot deals forum but I am moreso letting everyone know how happy I am. I went to Staples last night and picked up a Maxtor ATA133 80gb 7200RPM hard drive. It is normally $190 but they have it on sale for $150 right now. So, I used a printable $30 off $150 coupon and got it for $120. Now, the hard drive is going on sale to $130 this weekend and that is precisely why I wanted to purchase it now. If it went on sale, I couldn't use the $30 coupon. So, I'm going back on Sunday when it goes on sale, get Staples to pricematch it to the new price (100% pricematch guarantee on their own products) and get $20 back making the hard drive $110. On top of that, it comes with a free Maxtor/Promise ATA/133 controller card. Since I won't be using that, I threw it up on Ebay for a buy it now of $30. 80GB hard drive for $80. Now, I'm selling off my 40gb and I get the 80gb for free after swapping out the 40gb. w00t I did good.
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    [quote]Originally posted by Aplustech:
    <strong>Not that I couldn't put this in the hot deals forum but I am moreso letting everyone know how happy I am. I went to Staples last night and picked up a Maxtor ATA133 80gb 7200RPM hard drive. It is normally $190 but they have it on sale for $150 right now. So, I used a printable $30 off $150 coupon and got it for $120. Now, the hard drive is going on sale to $130 this weekend and that is precisely why I wanted to purchase it now. If it went on sale, I couldn't use the $30 coupon. So, I'm going back on Sunday when it goes on sale, get Staples to pricematch it to the new price (100% pricematch guarantee on their own products) and get $20 back making the hard drive $110. On top of that, it comes with a free Maxtor/Promise ATA/133 controller card. Since I won't be using that, I threw it up on Ebay for a buy it now of $30. 80GB hard drive for $80. Now, I'm selling off my 40gb and I get the 80gb for free after swapping out the 40gb. w00t I did good.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Good job!


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    Make sure you add back in for postage when you have to RMA the drive 6 months from now.



    Pretty good deal, otherwise. WTG.
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    [quote]Originally posted by KINGofBLEH:
    <strong>Make sure you add back in for postage when you have to RMA the drive 6 months from now.



    Pretty good deal, otherwise. WTG. </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Don't know why you say that. I've always used Maxtor drives and they're great. Out of all of my customers and myself I have had to RMA 3 drives (and that is a very low percentage) and each time it was great. Call Maxtor, they ship the replacement 2 Day air to me and then I send them the defective one back in a prepaid envelope they send me with the new drive.
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    [quote]Originally posted by Aplustech:
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    Don't know why you say that. I've always used Maxtor drives and they're great. Out of all of my customers and myself I have had to RMA 3 drives (and that is a very low percentage) and each time it was great. Call Maxtor, they ship the replacement 2 Day air to me and then I send them the defective one back in a prepaid envelope they send me with the new drive.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I've had to RMA 14 Maxtor drives in the last year. They do have a good return policy (I was kidding about the postage), it's just that their drives are crappy.

    I dunno. Maybe its because I work on corporate desktops that get a lot of abuse. Haven't seen this prob with WD, Seagate or IBM drives.
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    That's wierd because I love Maxtor. I was having problems with WD hard drives so I stopped using them and IBM drives are nice but usually more than the competition so I haven't used many of them. I was just glad when I got it home that it wasn't one of those half height hard drives that Maxtor has been making.
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    No problems with Maxtor or Seagate. Seagate are now held highly in my recommendations as they replaced a 15Gb ATA66 5400rpm HDD of theirs (this was the replacement for the drive I sent back initially and this one died after 7-8 days due it being a reburbished model) with a Barracuda IV 30Gb ATA100 7200rpm drive with their compliments and an apology for the inconvienience.

    Never had to RMA a drive back to Maxtor direct but I have never had any problems returning them to the suppliers, in the rare case that one does develop a major problem.
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    Hmm..now that was a confusing story...BUT...w00000t anyway!


    Btw, I have seen several Maxtors and Seagates go out here at work....
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    i don't really like maxtors and i totally refuse to use Western Digital. i like IBMs and i really like Seagate, quiet, fast, and never had a problem with one.
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    [quote]Originally posted by Buddy Holly:
    <strong>i don't really like maxtors and i totally refuse to use Western Digital. i like IBMs and i really like Seagate, quiet, fast, and never had a problem with one.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Maxtor's new drivers are liquid bearing drives. I've never had a hard drive so quiet. But I will admit that the IBM drives that I have used (few and far between) have been pretty good on noise. However, I've had some pretty loud seagates.
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    You got a good deal, A+. It's nice when the system works for you instead of against you!

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    Everyone has a different opinion on different hard drives, mainly because the drives are manufactured in batches with similar quality. So you might get one bad batch - that doesn't mean that every drive from that manufacturer is poor.

    Bottom line - make sure your data is backed up, because hard drives fail. No matter who makes 'em.

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    [quote]Originally posted by MacGyver:
    <strong>You got a good deal, A+. It's nice when the system works for you instead of against you!

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    Everyone has a different opinion on different hard drives, mainly because the drives are manufactured in batches with similar quality. So you might get one bad batch - that doesn't mean that every drive from that manufacturer is poor.

    Bottom line - make sure your data is backed up, because hard drives fail. No matter who makes 'em.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Amen. With one amendment. Quantum Bigfoot. I don't think they had a single batch of that model that wasn't bad. Bad idea and bad quality. Luckily they were bought out by (oops) Maxtor.


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    [quote]Originally posted by Darren Wilson:
    <strong>No problems with Maxtor or Seagate. Seagate are now held highly in my recommendations as they replaced a 15Gb ATA66 5400rpm HDD of theirs (this was the replacement for the drive I sent back initially and this one died after 7-8 days due it being a reburbished model) with a Barracuda IV 30Gb ATA100 7200rpm drive with their compliments and an apology for the inconvienience.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I wish I could be inconvienienced like that.
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    [quote]Originally posted by Hippie_Tech:
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    Amen. With one amendment. Quantum Bigfoot. I don't think they had a single batch of that model that wasn't bad. Bad idea and bad quality. Luckily they were bought out by (oops) Maxtor.

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    Man, I hated those drives. Too damn big to fit most places and the worst hard drives anyone could have ever bought. I feel sorry for the poor saps that bought those retail
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