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Stay AWAY FROM MAXTOR HARD DRIVES They have no warranty

Q: Stay AWAY FROM MAXTOR HARD DRIVES They have no warranty

I had a Maxtor hard drive go bad in 6 months. I emailed them with the information. Here was their reply. How do I Know their hard drives don't lie in their warehouse for 2 years.

At 08/08/2001 02:35 PM Maxtor wrote - I regret to inform you that the drive itself is out of warranty.
The warranty is not from your date of purchase, but from the drive's manufacture date (which is
stamped on the drive itself). I apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause you, and hope
that you will remain a loyal Maxtor customer.

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Any ideas what the problem is?
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/maxtor-hard-drives.171385/
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A:Maxtor, are their hard drives any good???

Maxtor is just as reliable as anyone else.

Do they die? Yes.
Do they die earlier than others? I doubt it.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/maxtor-are-their-hard-drives-any-good.47410/
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A:Hard drives won't stay in sleep mode

I've solved my problem. The solution, for people with the exact same problem, was to downgrade my Intel RST driver from 11.7 to 11.2.

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/287715-hard-drives-wont-stay-sleep-mode.html
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Users of Seagate, Maxtor, or Western Digital HDD can download Acronis True Image for freeClick to expand...

http://www.techhail.com/software/do...-for-seagate-western-digital-hard-drives/6534
 

A:Download free Acronis True Image for Seagate, Western Digital, Maxtor hard drives

thanks for that helpful link ravisunny2 :grinthumb:

I'm going to bookmark your post so i can refer others to it in the future. Thanks again! :approve:
 

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No reports of these drives hitting the US yet, but I thought it would be a good idea to post this warning so TSG members are aware:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage/display/20050928224555.html

excerpt:

Forged Maxtor Corp.’s MaXLine II hard disk drives (HDDs) have emerged on the Japanese market, according to local press. Alleged swindlers supply 320GB flavours of the HDDs, whereas Maxtor officially produces only 250GB and 300GB versions of the products for retail channel. Click to expand...
 

A:Caution about Fake Maxtor Drives

No sweat off my back, never liked those Maxtors anyway.
But don't you hate these people who cause panick?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/caution-about-fake-maxtor-drives.403400/
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A:WinXP does not see new Maxtor 300gig SATA drives

check your bios
check with MB website or manual about this
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/winxp-does-not-see-new-maxtor-300gig-sata-drives.37277/
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A:Maxtor one touch external drives which I want to use in windows vista 64 Bit.

If that fails, I see that you were part of another post and have firewire.
Have a look here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f19/...rs-269576.html

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/maxtor-one-touch-external-drives-which-i-want-to-use-in-windows-vista-64-bit-410988.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/formatted-hard-drives-trying-to-install-windows-xp-but-no-recognition-of-hard-drives.727410/
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A:Solved: hard drives with OS, wanting to put in computer wit no hard drives

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Running XP Pro.

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My son purchased this computer JUST OVER a year ago.  After he had it for about 1-2 months, his hard drive crashed.  It was replaced with a new one under warranty. Now, it has crashed once again, and is past the original warranty (expired May 29).  I am wondering if the new hard drive that was put in 1-2 months after he originally purchased this computer would have it's own additional warranty? 

A:Hard Drive Warranty

TLSchneids Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about your warranty question but this is just a community self-help forum staffed by volunteers and we are not authorized to commit HP regarding warranty issues. But, my GUESS would be that no, the warranty on the replacement drive does not extend beyound the warranty on the original laptop -- IF you obtained that drive through HP.  However, if you did not buy the drive from HP,  the original manufacturer of the drive may have their own warranty, and you should check that out.  Western Digital, for example, warranties some of their drive for three years.Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Hard-Drive-Warranty/td-p/5651297
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Master/Single On
Slave Off
Jumper J20

where do I put the jumpers to make the Maxtor the slave drive? And do I have to put jumpers on the one that is in the computer already to make it the Master? Thanks.
 

A:Jumpers on Maxtor Hard Drive

Leave the jumper off totally. Depending on the first one, what brand it is, you may have to change that jumper. It should already be jumpered as master. Hook this one up, pop into the bios setup and see if it appears.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/jumpers-on-maxtor-hard-drive.178664/
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I was unsure what caused this error message so I started to research this issue on Maxtor?s website and they advised me to use fdisk /mbr to repair the error. I did that and restarted the computer.

Same Error?.

The thing I can?t figure out is I am able to boot right to windows using a boot disk.

Can anyone tell me what I should do next?

A:Maxtor Hard Drive Issue

Check to make sure the drive is being detected correctly in the BIOS.
You should check the IDE/SATA and power connectors to the drive, to make sure they are not loose.


Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/maxtor-hard-drive-issue-121913.html
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I have a lot of data stored on this drive and i don't know why it suddenly appears empty. I don't want to lose all of the data already saved on this disk. What should i do?

A:Fault with Maxtor Hard Drive

It sounds like the disk lost the information on it, or it got corrupted. Did you ever unplug the disk without clicking the icon at the bottom right to "Safely Remove Hardware"?

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/274518-fault-maxtor-hard-drive.html
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I was unsure what caused this error message so I started to research this issue on Maxtor’s website and they advised me to use fdisk /mbr to repair the error. I did that and restarted the computer.

Same Error….

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Can anyone tell me what I should do next?

What would I have to get windows to load without a boot disk?
 

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A:Maxtor hard drive noisy

No, I would say it's not normal. But you knew that already or you wouldn't be here. I would backup any important data and replace the drive. If it's only three months old, it should still be under warranty.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/maxtor-hard-drive-noisy.135151/
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Picture attached
 

A:Checking out a Maxtor hard drive

Well, you do the opposite of what you did on the XP tower.

1. Secure the the HDD in the HDD bay.
2. Connect the power and IDE cables to the HDD
3. Power up your PC and check the BIOS to see if your HDD is being detected.

BUT FIRST, you might want to check the jumper setting on the Maxtor, to make it a Slave drive.

If the HDD was the only (or primary) drive in the XP tower, chances are it is configured as the Master drive, which will of course cause a conflict in your current tower.

this guide shows the jumper settings for your HDD:

http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/maxtor/en_us/documentation/manuals/diamondmax_10_product_manual_pata.pdf
@mods: Had to double post because of the link-post count restriction.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/checking-out-a-maxtor-hard-drive.172770/
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Help!

Thanks Tom
 

A:Maxtor Hard Drive - no power!

What Model Maxtor External is this? I had a Maxtor PS3000 die on me, it turned out to the electronics in the enclosure died but the drive itself was fine. Ended up installing it interrnal in one of my systems.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/maxtor-hard-drive-no-power.916694/
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I have know clue what happened.
I have some criticle data on it that I need. my last resort is one of those recovery services.

But isn't there a tool or something I can repair so I can atlease get the data off?

Any Ideas?
Thanks
Ken
 

A:Help recovering MAXTOR hard drive

I've used this before, and it seems to work fine..

http://www.ontrack.com/

Easy Recovery Pro

Has a trial that allows you to see files that have been deleted - so you know if it can get your files back. Good luck!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-recovering-maxtor-hard-drive.220600/
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would like to get this space available . any thoughts or sugestion ??
cheers
 

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A:Plumax/Maxtor 2.0 USB hard drive

The drive is working fine. The reduced speed message is normal when you plug a USB 2.0 device into a USB 1.1 port.

As far as the drive not appearing, it's not formatted! Right click on My Computer, select Manage. Select Disk Manager, and find the USB drive in the drive list. Right click on the drive and select Format. When you get done, it'll show up in My Computer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/plumax-maxtor-2-0-usb-hard-drive.136176/
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A:Problems with 160 GB Maxtor Hard drive

Your systems power supply is probably working beyond it's max output, and is dieing. The 160GB + hard drives get very hot. Heat = lots of current draw. I aso have 4 hard drives, a CD/DVD burner and a DVD ROM. I have a 80GB, 60GB and 2 40GB drives in a Antec server case full tower, with an Antec 350 Watt power supply... The system is over 1 year old
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/problems-with-160-gb-maxtor-hard-drive.59497/
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i got only 1 option to Format it .
as I said I want to recover my data from it so i treid few below softwares

Now Problem is the HD size is 80 GB & I see only 31 GB and it says RAW on it ...remaining 49 GB is Still missing .....Check the sceen shot of one of the program i used to recover my data.

Now please suggest me what should I do so i might be able to revocer and able to find the lost 49 GB on my Hard Drive.

Anxiously waiting for reply
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A:Maxtor External Hard Drive

Check with Maxtor and see if they have Vista drivers for your external.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/maxtor-external-hard-drive.85605/
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A:Maxtor 6 external Hard Drive

First, try it on another computer. If it works there or not will tell you whether you have a computer problem or a drive problem. You need to know that before you know which direction your further diagnostics should take.
 

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@Mik46?, welcome to the forum. This is a peer to peer help forum. The only presence that HP has on it are the Admins and the Mods. Otherwise, none of us works for HP. Your computer was released in 2012.  Therefore, it is over 3 years old and the warranty has expired.  You will have to buy another hard drive that is the same size or larger than the one being replaced.  Here is a guide to help you replace it. If you need further help, you will have to contact HP Customer Service. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.  

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A:Solved: Formating my Maxtor Hard Drive...

For boot disk, go to Add/Remove Programs > Startup Disk. To format HD, boot using boot disk and use the command

Code:
format c:
.

Make sure you save all of your drivers and files you need on a CD or different partition before continuing.
 

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A:Maxtor/SATA hard drive issues

Some steps to consider:

Are you giving the hard drive power when connecting to your motherboard? You need to connect the Sata power cable to the drive. Simply plugging the sata data cable in isn't enough.
Are you disconnecting your other internal hard drive?
If the external HD is powered and the internal hard drive is connected, check BIOS for boot priority. It may be attempting to read from the external drive and when it fails to find boot data, you get that error.

Good luck

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A:IDE Maxtor 250gb Hard drive Problem.

Hello samboyd93. Welcome to the forum.

The only thing I can think of is that the drive is set as a SATA2 drive on an older computer that only does SATA1 (please fill in your "My System Specs" to help avoid these kinds of guesses) although I doubt it.

If you look at the back of the HDD there are jumper pins. Setting a jumper sets the SATA speed on most drives. You may need to consult the HDD's documentation to see what the different jumper positions do. Every manufacturer has a different setup.

I would try setting the drive as SATA1 to test. But both drives should be at the same setting. Also try plugging the problem drive into a different port or using a different SATA cable. Can't hurt, might help.

You should also go into your BIOS and check the settings for that drive and compare them to the settings for the other drive. They should be the same.

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A:Maxtor 5000 LE External hard drive.

You should be able to that without any problem. Whenever you install a program you are usually given an option of what drive you want to install to; just select the new drive.

Same goes for downloading files, on the Save To screen just select the drive letter corresponding the the external drive and save it there. You can create folders by using My Computer on the drive.
 

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A:Maxtor basic hard drive cannot be seen by my computer

From personal experience I have had a hdd (hard disk drive) do the same thing. After trying it in multiple PCs and two different Macs, it was hosed. Keep in mind... "the failure rate of hard drives is 100%, it's not a matter of IF your hard drive will fail, but when..." My advise: if the data on that hdd is that important, send it away for data recovery. It's not cheap, but can you put a price on the value of your data?!

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toll free: 1-800-551-3917
http://www.cbldatarecovery.com/

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400 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard
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Bay Area: 415.382.2000
Fax: 415.883.0780
http://www.drivesavers.com/index.php

SalvageData Recovery Lab Inc.
76 Progress Drive
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A:how to format a MAXTOR ONE TOUCH III 1TB EXTERNAL HARD for win XP?

Right-click My Computer/Manage/Disk Management.
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Enclosure :




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A:Maxtor Hard Drive Heating Problems

maxtor is hot, pretty hot
im glad that they will no longer exist
its seems that you need to replace the enclosure with some liquid system
chek this
for sure u need better cooling

regards
 

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A:Installing Maxtor External Hard Drive

The drive should show in Control Panel/Administrative Tools/computer mangement/disk management,but without a drive letter.
Right click the drive and click add partition.
Then right click it and click format.
Formatting will take a while.
 

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"original partition"? What is that and why do you want it?
 

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A:My Maxtor Hard Drive Crashed! Can I Restore It??

there are places that specialize in data recovery but they are very expensive. The link below is just one of many that do this.

http://www.drivesavers.com/

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A:External Maxtor hard drive problem

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A:Maxtor External Hard Drive problems

I would try running the chkdsk /r command on the drive.

Go to My Computer, select the drive, right-click on it, select Properties.

Follow the instructions under Starting Check Disk at http://www.hard-drive-help.com/chkdsk.html , putting check marks in both options.

Louis

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Professional
Version2002
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Thanks in advance for any suggestions,
Louis
 

A:Maxtor External Hard Drive Troubleshooting!

Are you trying to boot off of the external hard drive?
 

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A:Maxtor/SATA hard drive issues

try downloading this drive fitness test software fom this link- http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287#maxtor and check the fitness of the drive

Moderator Edit:
This test requires internal connection
 

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A:Installing maxtor 80 gigs hard drive

Nerdandfreak.. if you want to make the new hard drive master , then you will need to install operating system . Once you got the OS up and running and using windows XP ., use the file transfer wizzard which should take most of your programs and files from the old hard drive to the new one.
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A:How to Secure Hard Drive Before Warranty Service

DVDs?  USB flash drive?
 
How much personal info are you talking about?
 
Since most of us don't have that much (IMO) personal info on a system...either of the above should do.  Simply copy the data to new media and then delete it from your hard drive before sending.
 
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A:Does changing your hard drive void the warranty?

This is mostly opinion-based, but I'm pretty sure hard drives are CRUs (Customer Replaceable Units). Given that they mailed you the replacement drive, you should be able to install the new one, and mail back the old one.
 
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A:Will Upgrading my Hard Drive void my Warranty?

Not on a Probook. The hard drive compartment is customer accessible and customer can change hard drive. See p. 35 of the Manual here: Service Manual Post back for any more questions. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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A:Does replacing hard drive myself invalidate the warranty? 15...

Typically, upgrading "user upgradable" components doesn't void your warranty, however this computer doesn't contain any user replaceable parts. Please see OMEN by HP Laptop PC - Maintenance and Service Guide, which states; "Removal and replacement procedures for authorized service provider parts;CAUTION: Components described in this chapter should be accessed only by an authorized service provider. Accessing these parts can damage the computer or void the warranty. CAUTION: This computer does not have user-replaceable parts. Only HP authorized service providers should perform the removal and replacement procedures described here. Accessing the internal part could damage the computer or void the warranty." Provided you don't damage anything in the process of changing the hard drive (128GB M.2 SSD), it is unlikely that you will have voided the warranty. If you damage anything while change the drive, you will have voided the warranty. You may also be required to return the original har drive to the computer before receiving warranty service. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation

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A:How do I use my Maxtor One Touch External Hard Drive Properly?

If you copy data data to it regularly leave it on.
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Use the "Safely Remove" hardware icon,or
if it`s got a power switch use that.

It will work vertically and horizontally.

Don`t bang it,or submerse it in boiling acid.

Manual HERE
 

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A:My Maxtor hard drive died after only one year and I don't understand...

Drives can die in the first week of use. It could have just been a bad drive to begin with. Have you run any of the Maxtor utilities to see if you can any error codes? Is the drive still under warranty? Did you have any data that you needed off the drive?
 

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A:maxtor external hard drive stopped working

rolemac, Welcome to SF. Please right click on drive and select properties and then tools select error - checking and tell us what it finds.

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A:Maxtor One Touch External Hard Drive Detection

Have to start with the obvious...sorry...does it have a power on light that indicates the unit is on?

When you plug it in do you hear the "USB Tone" that indicates new hardware found?

Likewise, if you click on the "safely remove hardware" icon on the taskbar, is the device shown there?

Have you tried different USB cables?

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