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8 TB Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for $199.99 AC, 4 TB Seagate NAS HDD 3.5" SATA III Desktop Internal Hard Drive for $124.99 AC & More @ Newegg.com

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Last Edited by jersharocks August 15, 2016 at 08:07 AM
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maxtor still exists?
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maxtor still exists?

from wiki... In 2006, Maxtor was acquired by Seagate.
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Thought this looked familiar to the Samsung D3 external drive (in other words, it's a Seagate).
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maxtor still exists?
Somebody at Seagate said "Screw it, we've burned Seagate's rep down to the ground in the past few years, we can't buy another brand, so we might as well use this for all it's worth, which admittedly, isn't much"

I wouldn't touch anything with Seagate or Maxtor on it with a ten foot pole. Every Seagate drive I've bought in the last 8 years has died within 18 months of purchase.
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maxtor still exists?
They were acquired by Seagate in 2006 and the brand was retired in 2009. Someone decided to bring it back though, so the are using the same designs and enclosures as Samsung.

Here is the Maxtor Site [seagate.com] vs Samsung HDD Division [seagate.com].

The good thing is they are also backed by a 3 Year Warranty, like Samsung. Seagate Expansion series is 1 Year Warranty. Seagate Backup Plus series is 2 Year Warrranty.
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Somebody at Seagate said "Screw it, we've burned Seagate's rep down to the ground in the past few years, we can't buy another brand, so we might as well use this for all it's worth, which admittedly, isn't much"

I wouldn't touch anything with Seagate or Maxtor on it with a ten foot pole. Every Seagate drive I've bought in the last 8 years has died within 18 months of purchase.
This drive has a 3-year warranty. I got a 4 TB external HDD from Staples that has a 1-year warranty, and I got a really sweet deal on it (roughly $18/ TB, using the expired $25 off $100 Visa Checkout deal a while back), so I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to return the drive I'm using currently to get this one, since the warranty will cover the product for a lot longer.
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maxtor still exists?
I was thinking the exact same thing.
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Im in for one, 3yr warranty gives me some comfort.
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Im in for one, 3yr warranty gives me some comfort.
I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger...it's a great price, but like others here, every drive I've lost in the past 8-10 years has been a Seagate drive. I loved Samsung until they got bought-up by Seagate and their drives disappeared down the pipeline. Even for use as a backup drive, I don't want to lose and have to remake backups of archival drives. And I sure as hades don't want to have to deal with the people @ Seagate for the warranty - they require installing that horrid diagnostic software that screwed-up Windows 7, lord knows what it'll do to 10!

(Toshiba's warranty program is really pretty sweet, but other than the old Staples closeout deal, you can't get an under-$100 price for 4T Toshiba externals, so I'm screwed.)
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Somebody at Seagate said "Screw it, we've burned Seagate's rep down to the ground in the past few years, we can't buy another brand, so we might as well use this for all it's worth, which admittedly, isn't much"

I wouldn't touch anything with Seagate or Maxtor on it with a ten foot pole. Every Seagate drive I've bought in the last 8 years has died within 18 months of purchase.

WD Red or Black FTW!!
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I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger...it's a great price, but like others here, every drive I've lost in the past 8-10 years has been a Seagate drive. I loved Samsung until they got bought-up by Seagate and their drives disappeared down the pipeline. Even for use as a backup drive, I don't want to lose and have to remake backups of archival drives. And I sure as hades don't want to have to deal with the people @ Seagate for the warranty - they require installing that horrid diagnostic software that screwed-up Windows 7, lord knows what it'll do to 10!

(Toshiba's warranty program is really pretty sweet, but other than the old Staples closeout deal, you can't get an under-$100 price for 4T Toshiba externals, so I'm screwed.)
Funny how times change. Back in the mid-late 90's, Western Digital were widely considered to be unreliable. Not until WD inked a licensing agreement with IBM for certain storage technologies in 1998 did WD begin to turn it around.
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I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger...it's a great price, but like others here, every drive I've lost in the past 8-10 years has been a Seagate drive. I loved Samsung until they got bought-up by Seagate and their drives disappeared down the pipeline. Even for use as a backup drive, I don't want to lose and have to remake backups of archival drives. And I sure as hades don't want to have to deal with the people @ Seagate for the warranty - they require installing that horrid diagnostic software that screwed-up Windows 7, lord knows what it'll do to 10!

(Toshiba's warranty program is really pretty sweet, but other than the old Staples closeout deal, you can't get an under-$100 price for 4T Toshiba externals, so I'm screwed.)
I was also about to pull trigger on 8G ones. I need 4 of these for NVRs. However after seeing Seagate reviews I kind of stepped out. No offense to Seagate drive lovers. I would rather have WDs RED or black ones but of course that will cost tons.
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WD Red or Black FTW!!
I agree 6+ years on WD black!
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I agree 6+ years on WD black!
any deals on a 3-5tb black?
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