Average life expectancy of ........ Tags: Hard Drives Maxtor Storage Last response: February 1, 2001 9:51 PM in Storage Share DGP_2000 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 . More about : average life expectancy | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Anonymous 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. | Report abuse bdaley 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. "There's no such thing as gravity, the Earth just sucks" | Report abuse Arrow February 1, 2001 9:51:31 PM I think the average life expectancy for hard drives is 3-5 years, but many last longer. Rob Please visit <b><A HREF="http://www.ncix.com/shop/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048" target="_new">http://www.ncix.com/shop/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048&l...;/A></b> | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Average life expectancy of ........> Related ressources: ForumWhat is the average life expectancy of..................?? ForumOverclocked cpu life expectancy ForumLife expectancy of PSUs ForumHow does Turbo Boost Technology impact battery life expectancy ? ForumWhat is the life expectancy of these cards? Forumlife expectancy ForumLife expectancy of my cpu? ForumAverage retail life for video cards? ForumAverage life of heavily used hard drives Forumlife expectancy rate? ForumHard Drive Life Expectancy ForumWhat is the average temp on a 250GB 7,200 Sata HDD? ForumOverclocking and CPU life expectancy ForumLife expectancy ForumLife expectancy - opinions ForumBest read speed - Life expectancy ? ForumDell Optiplex 755 Upgrade More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !