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Old 03-27-2004, 04:42 PM
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Yes, its fast enough so doc storage is easy, but not fast enough to put apps on.
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Old 03-28-2004, 04:24 AM
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Hi guys,

Sorry, I know I now sound exactly like the morons I despise on Internet, but here goes

I also own a 250GB Maxtor. The first one was DOA, so this is the replacement. After the DOA unit (yes, after...) I checked some other customers' experiences on the net, and Maxtor got a bashing. Western Digital seemed to be better. It seems the problem is the lack of cooling. No fan - a wonderfully quiet disk, but overheats and dies.

My conclusion - I use the disk only for backup, and it is rarely powered on.

My son has an internal 300GB Maxtor in his Mac. No problems whatsoever.
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Old 03-28-2004, 06:17 AM
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Thanks for the info, mine seems to run warm but nothing I wouldn't consider normal, so I'll keep an eye on it. Critical stuff gets burned onto DVD. I dont work in a particularly warm environment so perhaps this might help, where did I put that ice bucket!
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