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my poor old maxtor.......

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caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
I have a very old Maxtor external hard drive that I store my music collection on, the poor old thing has seen the whole of this world in our travels and has never skipped a beat.
the old plastic enclosure is cracked from when they dropped my luggage on Fiji, it still spills a little sand from the trip to nambia this year, it even survived my flipping the rally truck there.
it's on it's 8th or 10th power adaptor, umpteenth usb cord, this thing has been great but tonight it has made it's first noise, that special "click" known as the click of death...........
it has soothed me with music by every artist I ever care to hear, from ac/dc to alice in chains, from rl burnside, herman brood, bb king to yo yo ma and zz top.
what can I trust my ear holes to now that my dear friend is on it's way out?
 
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caddi daddi

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
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but if I don't find another awesome drive I wont anymore and that would make me sad.
 

JLK03F150

What have I done! Member
Joined
May 17, 2005
Location
Georgia
I've had a WD Passport with my mp3 collection on it for many years. So far, so good. :) I also have everything stored a 120GB Zune, soooo... yeah. lol

Good luck getting your collection backed up!
 

RJARRRPCGP

Member
Joined
May 30, 2004
I have a very old Maxtor external hard drive that I store my music collection on, the poor old thing has seen the whole of this world in our travels and has never skipped a beat.
the old plastic enclosure is cracked from when they dropped my luggage on Fiji, it still spills a little sand from the trip to nambia this year, it even survived my flipping the rally truck there.
it's on it's 8th or 10th power adaptor, umpteenth usb cord, this thing has been great but tonight it has made it's first noise, that special "click" known as the click of death...........
it has soothed me with music by every artist I ever care to hear, from ac/dc to alice in chains, from rl burnside, herman brood, bb king to yo yo ma and zz top.
what can I trust my ear holes to now that my dear friend is on it's way out?

When did you get it? I bet it's a Seagate with the Maxtor name slapped on it! If post-2005! That may be why it's got a click of death... Except for the Maxtor 6Exxxxx series, which were the worst Maxtors... For Maxtor standards, they were soo low!

Pre-2006 Maxtor, FTW!
 
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caddi daddi

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
Jan 10, 2012
I really don't know exactly what's inside the case, and yes, it's slooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
 

cyberfish

Member
Joined
May 23, 2008
Location
London, England
If it's from that long ago you can probably find a bigger SSD now that costs pennies. And with your use case (almost write-once-never-delete) an SSD would last pretty much forever!
 
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caddi daddi

caddi daddi

Godzilla to ant hills
Joined
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it's 250 gig but it really needs to be closer to a TB to take all the tunes with me and have some space to grow.