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February 1, 2001 6:59:56 PM

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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a b G Storage
February 1, 2001 7:09:16 PM

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.
February 1, 2001 7:47:37 PM

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.

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