I recently purchased a Maxtor Diamond Max 9 Plus hard drive, with 120 GB capacity, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB cache, ATA 133, and 9.3 seek time.
Unfortuntely it arrived dead/faulty, and I have since contacted the place I bought it from. It has a 1 year warranty.
They can either replace it with the same Maxtor as above, or replace it with a Seagate 7200.7 with the same specs as the Maxtor, except an 8.5 seek time, and only ATA 100. It has a 3 year warranty.
What would you guys advise? Is ATA 133 much better than ATA 100? Or would I be better off going with the Seagate 7200.7, with a faster seek time, and longer warranty?
I've read reviews of both drives, and it appears both have their advantages and disadvantages to each other. The only reason I originally wanted the Maxtor was due to the ATA 133, although I have heard it is not any better than ATA 100.
Thanks for your help, as always, you guys are a great bunch of knowledge!
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