Maxtor "Basics" line

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  1. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Are these drives just Seagate drives with less warranty and just rebranded to Maxtor? Since Seagate owns Maxtor, this is what I think it is, but I might be wrong.

    It did say on the drive "Manufactured by Seagate". It is a 500GB SATAII drive. Am I in good hands? It was on sale, will be putting it in my mac pro
     
  2. SirCrumpet macrumors regular

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    I havent had any problems with my two Maxtor Basic drives (have a 320GB and a 160GB in my windows box).
     
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    OTOH if it is a matter of $10 - $15 more to buy a bare Seagate with 5 year warranty, that's a no brainer. There is nothing more valuable than your data.
     
  4. SirCrumpet macrumors regular

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    though the warranty wont do anything to help you get the data back if it does die :)
     
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    Yeh well that's what your backup is for -- you do have a backup system, right?
     
  6. SirCrumpet macrumors regular

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    but what if the drive was FOR the backup system, huh? ;)
     
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    Then I'd want a drive that the manufacturer believed would last 5 years... click... full circle logic accomplished... resetting post clock to zero... Hello, SDave, my name is HAL. I can sing you a song "Daisy, Daisy... :p
     
  8. SDAVE thread starter macrumors 68040

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    lol...

    No, I already bought the Maxtor, threw away the box so I couldn't return it either way. Was just asking.

    It looks EXACTLY like my 400GB SATA seagate drive. It says "Manufactured by Seagate" on it, so it's probably made by seagate.
     

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