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22 December 2005


Pamela Riesmeyer

You are very fortunate. I have had no good experiences with Maxtor the drives or the company. The external hard drive I used to back up my critical information is a paperweight now. They sold a lot of those to a lot of very unhappy people.
The internal Maxtor drive I installed grinds every time it's accessed. I hold my breath and back up religiously to a Western Digital.
When I sent in for a rebate from Maxtor, they sent me a link so that I could track the progress. I checked on it twice. They then tried to refuse to give me the rebate because they said I had submitted it twice - by clicking on the link.

The Seagate move is excellent news from my point of view, especially if Maxtor goes away.


That's an unfortunate experience, Pamela.

I've just bought my first WD drive, an external USB2 hard drive that I'll be using for backup. Heard good things about this particular drive. So we'll see how my perception of WD develops based on this experience.

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