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new 500gB maxtor drive coming on oct 2005?

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hello,

i am not sure whether or not i shoud wait for 500gB drives from maxtor or just get 300gB drives (maxline 3 with 1 year warranty)

http://maxtor.com/portal/site/Maxtor/menui...=Specifications

according to maxtor, on oct 2005, there will be 500gB version of nas & it sounds like that 500bG external shared drive will use only one drive.

my chassis is nearly full & i like to get little more space & my source only carries maxtor & i have huge store credit i received from my employer

thanks

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Well, if you wait a little, you may also think of getting the next Seagate. Rumors give it 4 platters, and anywhere from 125GB to 150GB/p, thus getting anywhere from 500GB to 600GB. IMO it should also be available early Q4 '05.

This is NOT based on any inside information, just tracking trends.

Yéti

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Already using 7K500's. Just curious to see if the Maxtors are going to hold up any better or any worse. Catch is, if we can't get a sample lot of 100 to 200...

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will windows XP support a 500gb drive?

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Already using 7K500's. Just curious to see if the Maxtors are going to hold up any better or any worse. Catch is, if we can't get a sample lot of 100 to 200...

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will windows XP support a 500gb drive?

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With 48bit LBA support it will. I think Service Pack 2 added that.

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If a company is only willing to back up it's product for 1 year I think that indicates the quality they put into it. I'm not putting my data on something like that when I can get one that is better backed up, for a few dollars more.

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Maxtor will no doubt have a Maxline version of the 500 GB product with a longer warranty. The 1-year warranty is for the cheaper DiamondMax desktop version (yes long warrantees are very expensive to maintain).

But regardless, why do you want to buy a brand-new cutting edge drive from any company? That's just asking for trouble.

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