MAXTOR BUYS QUANTUM!!!

Brian48

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Yeah, Quantum has gone downhill in the last 2 years. It was only a matter of time before someone bought them out.
 

Alphacowboy

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I thought someone said that MAXTOR was for-sale? Go figure! That company needed a boost really bad!
 

Doomguy

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Uh isnt quantum way bigger than maxtor? I hope quantum's quality wont go down because of this.
 

Alphacowboy

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I know quantums higher end products were better than their retail line but if anything I think it will help Quantum on their retail level but as far as their high preformance drives... ah, well we'll see. Even though I have not had the best of luck with Maxtor I do still like their drives, on the other hand, I wouldn't touch a Quantum!
 

kami

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quantum has some good technology that can now make it's way into maxtor products as well. woot woot is right!
 

toph99

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i have suffered the Maxtor Click of Death. i wouldn't get another maxtor again, but thats based on my bad experience
 

bonkers325

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damn this is a big step up for maxtor
hope they can still make good drives like they still do now when they buy quantum cause quantum sucks a$$
 

LXi

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bonkers325: Many Maxtor haters are afraid that they'd screw Quantum over, which I think is BS.
 

LXi

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Ok, I dont know what is this Quantum sucks thing all about, all I know is that they've been excellent in the past few years.
 

hymy

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Well if quantum and maxtor suck so bad. Why have they all been on the storage reviews leaderboard so much?
 

Soccerman

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ahh booo..

that can't be.. Quantum was doing so well on their own. the drive quality and speed orientation better not change, or we'll be out of 'high performance IDE Hard drives.'

the only alternative would be IBM, who frankly don't do nearly as much as Quantum (ie reduce access time etc).
 

Sohcan

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I'm sorry that a few people have had bad experiences with Quantum, but the general consensus is that Quantum drives are among the fastest and highest quality (check out Storage Review). Quantum's SCSI Enterprise drives are easily among the best. On top of that, Quantum has been a leader in drive technology (they developed ATA/33 as well as Ultra2-SCSI). I hope this doesn't mean the end of the Quantum line of hard drives....
 

dszd0g

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Sohcan, IME Quantum SCSI drives are really good. However, Quantum IDE drives are below Maxtor in quality. I realize, this is just one persons exp. however, more opinions do not hurt.
 

Ausm

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I Have RMA'ed 5 Maxtor HD's in the last year...I can say their RMA department is effecient :)

Ausm
 

Soccerman

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what this means is that if Maxtor doesn't continue Quantum's tradition of making performance drives, and you are looking for performance IDE drives, you will end up out of luck.

the only way we can get high performance drives now would be to go SCSI (I'm talking high performance that matters the most, ie LOW ACCESS TIME), which expensive, and we're still not guaranteed Quantum (one of THE leaders in SCSI TOO) will still have high end drives in that arena..

man this sucks royally..
 

WoundedWallet

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This sucks...

I never had a problem ocing my Quantum drives all the way to 42MHz, my Maxtors in the other hand started giving errors at 37MHz.

My only hope is that Maxtor is going after IBM with this purchase instead of just trying to defend against a possible purchase from somebody else.

In anycase, whenever the number of competitors decrease we all suffer in the long run.
 

LXi

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<<Maxtors in the other hand started giving errors at 37MHz>>

I have never had that problem with my Maxtors, I've heard of them having trouble with weird busses but thats all but done deal, no longer having problems like that with their new line of hard drives.
 

arthurb1

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Glad I got these 10KII's before MAxtor got theor hands on 'em...looks like seageate form here on out for me, I hate monopolization...
 

LXi

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Dude what exactly is wrong with this aquisition? And monopoly? Yea my arse, there are still IBM, WD, Seagate, Fujitsu, Samsung... I dont get it, why is everyone think so negatively.
 

Remedy

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PPl are thinking negativly because Quantum has some of the best HD's out and for some company like maxtor to come around take hold of em might just water there quality and clout down. I think this may turn into the same situation that happen to S3 and Diamond MM. S3 purchased diamond because diamond had strength behind them, and then S3 drops diamond after they crashed there quality and consumer support with a garbarge product that they proclaimed to be good one. For now i guess i will have to go to Seagate.