2 Failed Maxtor HDDs in a row--waiting for serial Tags: Hard Drives NAS / RAID Maxtor Storage Last response: July 23, 2002 1:59 PM in Storage Share fireflayer July 20, 2002 3:47:59 AM Sigh... I've given up on Maxtor. This is the second hard drive I've had fail in a month. It wouldn't be that bad if I didn't loose everything when it happens cause I'm running it in a RAID array. Anyone else having this problem? I can't believe I could get that bad of luck. More about : failed maxtor hdds row waiting serial DevilDog762 July 20, 2002 6:04:55 PM well i sure hope it was just bad luck for you because I just bought 2 maxtors last night and I am using them for RAID. I'll cross my fingers. 87% of statistics are made up on the spot. Arrow July 23, 2002 12:07:02 AM I think your failing drives are an isolated case, as they seem to be quite reliable drives so far. Maxtor better not turn out to be like IBM Rob Please visit <b><A HREF="http://www.ncix.com/canada/about.php?affiliateid=319048" target="_new">http://www.ncix.com/canada/about.php?affiliateid=319048...;/A></b> Related resources Maxtor HDDs - Powermax Surface Test Error Mysteriously Dis.. - Forum WD is making junk hdds ....AVOID - Forum Bogus Maxtor HDD Temperature Reports - Forum Maxtor Drive Belly Up! - Forum Asus M5A78-MLX Plus won't recognize SATA HDDs - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 10GHZ July 23, 2002 1:12:13 AM maxtor seems to be a reliable brand i'm using 1 right now, havnt had any porblem so far. i dont' use raid thou. 10GHZ July 23, 2002 1:12:47 AM maxtor seems to be a reliable brand i'm using 1 right now, havnt had any porblem so far. i dont' use raid thou. arn't maxtor somwhere related to Quantum? lhgpoobaa July 23, 2002 2:29:05 AM well if you want raid 0 you ahve to live with the possible consequences. or get two more and go for a raid 0+1. <b>Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped! :cool: </b> fireflayer July 23, 2002 3:29:17 AM Well... I wouldn't expect it to fail every 2 weeks, even if I'm running RAID-0... on the plus side my other Maxtor drive has been running for 2 years. lhgpoobaa July 23, 2002 5:30:55 AM point... however, i would just like to mention that [-peep-] happens lol you lucked out. <b>Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped! :cool: </b> USpatriot July 23, 2002 1:59:23 PM I have an old Maxtor drive that is almost 6 years old and is still running strong Hard drive life = luck of the draw... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSata hdds one of them detected 2 are not. ForumGA-7N400 Pro 2 - still not recognizing hdds + other issue ForumNew HDDs ForumCan I move RAID HDDs to new computer? ForumHow to move my RAID 0 HDDs to check for failure ForumConfessions of a Serial HTPC Builder - Part 2 Forum5 HDDs will Enermax noisetaker 600w be enough? ForumSeagate FreeAgent 500gb external-inaccessible-missing partition ForumSwapped Logic Boards ForumTime to choose a Hard Drive -- WD, Maxtor , ....? Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumMaxtor or IBM ForumHelp with Maxtor UDMA133, 80 GB and Asus p2-99 MB ForumRAID 0 questions with Asus A7V333 / Maxtor D740X ForumConsidering Maxtor UDMA133 HD... More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !