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Re: [ccp4bb]: External Harddrive (FireWire) problem
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For the past couple of years, we've used Maxtor firewire drives 'in-house'
and reccomended them to users. Overall, they have been pretty reliable, and
rarely failed. Personally, I've used (and badly abused!) about 4 drives
over the past eighteen months and had no problems.
In saying that, we typically only format them for use on a PC or Mac. I've
heard that under linux problems are more common, especially if you make the
mistake of pulling the plug before dismounting the drive.
Anyway, from our experience, I'd say you've been unlucky and bought a bad
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"Thayumanasamy Somasundaram" wrote:
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> We have been using Maxtor FireWire External Harddrive (80GB) to collect and
> transport data from synchrotrons. However, we have had two separate drives
> fail within a year of original purchase and with few trips to the
> Are we just unlucky in getting a bad batch of Maxtor drives? What has been
> the experience of other users? Is there are another manufacturer that is
> more reliable? I will appreciate your inputs. Thanks.
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