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Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 9MS NCQ Quiet RoHS Hard Drive 3 Year MFR Warranty

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   Part #: 6V250F0
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- Formatted Capacity: 250 GB
- SATA/300 interface with native command queuing
- Average seek time: <9.0
- Rotational speed: 7200 RPM
- 16MB cache buffer
- Fluid Dynamic Bearings
- Maxtor Shock Protection System
- Maxtor Data Protection System
- RoHS compliant version available

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Experience: 1 Years
Stable, quiet operation.
Only carries a short 3-year warranty.
Currently running a RAID 0+1 config with four Maxtor DiamondMax 10 SATA2 250GB HDDs. Runs smooth, and I haven't had any issues. I use Seagate's SeaTools to run HDD diagnostics, as it supports SATA2 HDDs.

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Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Price (on sale for $69)
250GB's (a ton of space for me)
didn't work in my ASUS K8N mobo. apparently this HDD isnt compatible with that mobo. not just mine but ALL the ASUS K8N's out there.
didn't work with my ASUS K8N mobo and apparently isn't compatible with it. This made me quite angry and on top of that I also lost all of my data. I ended up buying a external hard drive case for it. Works fine now. still gets 4/5 stars. It was my mobo that was the problem.

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Quiet, Fast, Maxtor reliabilty and excellent price!!!
Drive is so quiet you can't even hear it and really quick. Excellent hardrive for the price and has the fastest shipping i've ever seen. BC to ON next day and charged less than the competition. Have never had a problem with any Maxtor drives and don't expect I will with this one. 250G for around a $100 shipped, can't beat that!!!

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Quiet, fast.
Runs very warm.
A nice fast quiet drive. I have an nVidia chipset, and have had no problems with the drive. It normally runs a little warm (40-45C), but I put a fan in from of it and it doesn't get above 35C at any time now.

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Great price per gigabyte ratio, fast, quiet, easy to install.
Works great out of the box, quiet, fast, and has everything you can want from a hard drive. Definitely get this if your in the market for a new hard drive.

Experience: 4 Days
 Verified Owner
3 years warranty
Maxtor seems to be "in race" again with their hard drive. Thanks for the 16m cache and sata2. 250 gig is enough for many pple. The price is the reason i brought cause for the same price i prefere 5 years of warranty.

Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
quiet , PRICE
none to date
bought this HD for my new gaming computer .. 69$ what a deal! it's running windows vista buiness edition like a charm. thank nicx!

Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
Size. Maxtor. Price.
Cheap Maxtor HD. It's reliable, and should last years. I'm already looking at another one (especially as there's one in the weekly sales for $69). It could be bigger, but 250 GB is usually enough for most ppl.

Experience: 12 Months
Fast, cheap, plentiful drives. Can be hooked into RAID easily. Run fairly cool given sane case configurations.
Will likely require firmware update in anything but straight desktop configuration (such as hardware RAID).
I purchased 8 of these drives for use in a RAID array as a testing platform for high-performance database applications, connected into an LSI MegaRAID 300-8X SATA2 PCI-X card.

I've also purchased a half dozen or more for desktop use for friends and family.

While they appear to be functional in nearly all cases (even in nForce 4 motherboards,) the ones destined for RAID almost immediately began dropping randomly out of the arrays I'd configure.

After calling LSI, I was told to go bug Maxtor for firmware updates. My Firmwares were VA111630.

The first firmware update (to VA111670) showed similar issues: randomly dropping out of the arrays.

A second time, updating the Maxtor firmwares to VA111680 fixed my issue completely and I have been successfully using the drives in a high-performance array ever since.

Therefore, if I'd known then what I know now I would've given the drives five stars. The amount of effort I put into debugging the issue to narrow the problem down to the drives *in that specific configuration* was only worth it in the sense that it was an eye-opening learning experience.

Beware of using these drives in a hardware-assisted RAID configuration!

Experience: 6 Months
its big, and its cheap, and its sata2
I've got a few of these drives in raid 0 and its running nice and fast. The drives are Sata so its a lot less wires in the way, and the drives themselves are quiet.

Generally I'd recommend any SATA drives, but the cheapest ones are the better ones.. Its also a plus that there is no anoying rebates too.

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Messages about Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 9MS NCQ Quiet RoHS Hard Drive 3 Year MFR Warranty

RAID 0+1 (miyabi- Apr 01, 07, 0 Replies) Read this message
HDD problem (nadiir M- Mar 29, 07, 1 Replies) Read this message
Problem with ASUS M2N-E with this HD. (Hofenator- Mar 29, 07, 3 Replies) Read this message
which one? (Nisha- Jan 26, 07, 7 Replies) Read this message
Can I buy it in Viking Warehouse ? (herming z- Jan 25, 07, 1 Replies) Read this message
Disk not detected by BIOS (Robert_C- Oct 20, 06, 1 Replies) Read this message
How do I determine which mode? (Hugues_L- Sep 12, 06, 2 Replies) Read this message
Problem with Asus A8N-E (nstyll- Sep 08, 06, 2 Replies) Read this message
SATA2? (Musabi- Aug 31, 06, 1 Replies) Read this message
Good Hardrive? Will it work with mobo? (Matt_P- Aug 07, 06, 10 Replies) Read this message
Awaiting a MAX manufactors Warrenty? (Graham_F- Apr 14, 06, 2 Replies) Read this message
MAXTOR DRIVE PROBLEMS (shawn_h- Mar 11, 06, 1 Replies) Read this message
Problem installing: only recognizing 131 GB (Boon- Mar 09, 06, 3 Replies) Read this message
The new Weekly Special Price (Boon- Mar 07, 06, 9 Replies) Read this message
My system cannot detect this drive. (Bing_L- Mar 03, 06, 9 Replies) Read this message

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