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What is the average life expectancy of a Maxtor Diamondmax 45 Ultra ata/100 .

Just give an estimate on average use or an estimate on how long your own Maxtor has lasted .
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  1. I have Maxtor drives dating back to 1995 with NO bad sectors.
    still running in server computers that are never turned off.

    but I have also seen a few (verry small number) of maxtors that have died after only a couple of months.
  2. My friend is using an old Maxtor 512 MB drive from 1994 that I gave him after I used the hell out of it, and the thing's still chugging along like a champ.

    Since the new drives should be much, much better (technology- and dependabilty-wise) than the old Maxtors, your drive should last, let's see...135 years? :-D

    I have a 20 GB DiamondMax that's about 1.5 years old and running fine, but it could die tomorrow. No way to tell.

    I think they come with 3 year warranties, so at least you know that if it dies within 3 years you'll get a new drive.

    "There's no such thing as gravity, the Earth just sucks"
  3. I think the average life expectancy for hard drives is 3-5 years, but many last longer.

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