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I don’t do 20 power-ups before measuring a new drive’s performance, and didn’t, but still found its performance to be fine. It was definitely an oddity, as no other vendor did so at that time. The Maxtor drive electronics may be fragile with respect to power surges a Western Digital drive survived the same calamity but swapping requiring just a standard Torx wrench. The technical differences I know of are: Show less Show more. Yes, I tried that and it made no difference. See details for full description.

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Mzxline More Show Less. I was also happy that my drive mechanism spun up and I was able to access my data with the new drive electronics; otherwise, I would have paid too much to buy a used and obsolete hard drive.

Because the first replacement device that I purchased was defective, I recommend that think carefully about dealing with sellers who refuse to take returns. I ended up with two good drive mechanisms but only one working board, so if you can find just the drive electronics it might be better.

Did you jumper yours down to SATA 1.

Maxtor MaxLine Pro 500GB Internal 7200RPM 3.5″ (7H500F0) HDD

Tue May 22, 2: It came on the slips of paper that came in the retail box maxtlr. Most relevant reviews See all 8 reviews.

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This have big warranty time and you confiability. Can’t imagine the MaxLine being any more.

Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 – hard drive – 500 GB – ATA-133

Perfect Amazing condition, especially for such an old drive. That sounds like some bad luck See maxxtor for full description. IIRC, Maxtor does this thing with their drives where the first 20 powerups of the drive are at reduced performance levels to ensure proper functioning of the drive.

Perhaps Doraemon could back me up on this, if she kept up on competitor practices such as this.

Sellers generally don’t want you to test compatibility with their wares; therefore, I was happy to find an exact match Model, TLA and Code for my drive. Wed May 23, 9: This means the item has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition.

Drive makes some noise compared to a maxtir drive but otherwise is a very good unit. About this product Product Information The Maxtor MaxLine Pro hard drive provides facilities like storage of email archives data warehousing snapshot clones and remote applications. From what I’ve read, the Seagate gets pretty warm even though it has 3 platters and uses perpendicular writing. The technical differences I know of are: I’ll be using the MX I didn’t do this because I could only find an mmaxline match by buying a complete drive.


I bought one from NewEgg.

Maxtor MaXLine Pro – hard drive – GB – ATA Overview – CNET

Cheap but cheap Do not depend on this drive. My motherboard, power supply, and hard drives had died in a mysterious power calamity.

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Sep 22, Posts: Amazing condition, especially for such an old drive.

Los Angeles, CA Registered: How about the MaxLine enterprise series? I bought this used hard drive so I could swap the drive electronics onto a dead drive of the same model, to recover GB of backups.

We don’t see retail boxed units here for obvious reasons, so we wouldn’t be aware of that Jul 1, Posts: