Items tagged with Maxtor

We're writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of the Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition NAS Server. The Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition is more than just an updated version of the Maxtor Central Axis. The previous version featured 1TB of storage capacity, while the new version supports up to 2TB. The Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition includes two user-swappable, 1TB hard drives and the device supports RAID 0 and RAID 1. The Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition also features a redesigned, larger... Read more...
While you can't draw any conclusions based on a single, isolated instance like this, it is still interesting to see what happened to the underside of a Maxtor hard drive that seemed to have spontaneously combusted.  We're talking charbroiled here folks.  Actually, now that I look really close, it looks like something my wife could have cooked. "Dell batteries you say catch fire? Well don't worry about that Dell battery, look inside your PC case at your HDD, mine just went up in smoke and flames..."... Read more...
Maxtor has announced that they are cutting 900 jobs in Singapore in preparation of Seagate's acquisition. Maxtor has been in financial trouble for a while, with expected net losses of $104 million this fiscal year. Once the merger is complete in May, Seagate will become the world's largest hard disk manufacturer. Read the full story here. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Maxtor Corp (MXO.N: Quote, Profile, Research), the computer disk drive maker being acquired by competitor Seagate Technology (STX.N: Quote, Profile, Research), on Tuesday said... Read more...
Maxtor has just posted some new firmware which apparently solves any issues experienced when using the company's SATA II hard drives with an nForce4-equipped motherboard. Specifically, this new firmware fixes issues with DiamondMax 10, DiamondMax 11, MaxLine III, and MaxLine Pro 500 hard drives. With this solution coming direct from the hard drive vendor, it makes you wonder whether the issues rests within the chipset or within the drives themselves.The following issues have been identified with Maxtor SATA II drives and the nVidia nForce4 controller. 1)No detection 2)Anomalous behavior such as... Read more...
Some big news in the storage industry has hit the press today, Seagate is to acquire Maxtor for $1.9 Billion. After a year of the merger, approximately $300 million is expected to be saved from operating expenses. "Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, Maxtor shareholders will receive .37 shares of Seagate common stock for each Maxtor share they own. When the transaction is completed Seagate shareholders will own approximately 84 percent and Maxtor shareholders will... Read more...
Well, the folks at Seagate must have been jealous of all the attention NVIDIA received after announcing their recent acquisition of ULI because the company has just announced its intention to acquire Maxtor. For the time being, the two companies will remain separate. However, it will be interesting to see what new types of technologies and pricing we'll see once the two drive vendors merge and begin operating as a single company.SEAGATE and Maxtor confirmed the acquisition. The deal is worth $1.9 billion. The firms said the combination will be 10-20% accretive on a cash EPS basis after the first... Read more...
  End user demand for increased hard drive capacity is waning somewhat, now that we can store over 200,000 typical digital photos, or 60,000 music files, for less than a $100 street price. Sixty thousand music files could play for almost six months without repeating and you'd have to stay awake for almost 70 days straight if you look at each of those 200,000 photographs for 30 seconds each. That's not to say the need for increased storage capacity is waning in the enterprise, but given the choice of a faster 250GB hard drive or an average performing 300GB drive for desktop systems, more enthusiasts... Read more...
Hey folks. For those of you who are still part of the Far Cry online scene, a new patch has been released which updates the game version to 1.33 and fixes a few bugs. More information can be found at Far Cry's homepage, or you can download it directly from the Ubisoft FTP Server. Goodnight! MSI NX6800-TD128E (GeForce 6800) in SLI-Configurations @ X-Bit labs "Today we are taking a look at the "weakest link" of the GeForce 6800-series graphics processors in its latest incarnation - NV42 -made using 0.11 micron manufacturing technology at TSMC. The new GPU shows excellent overclocking... Read more...
Morning friends, we've got a broad range of news bits this AM.  Whether you want feedback on a new case, hard drive or power supply, it's covered.  Also, there's something a little different from BigBruin in the StarTech.com TV Jockey.   It's good to get something different once in a while, it keeps things interesting. Chenbro Gaming Bomb II @ Viper Lair: "Chenbro came out a winner with this case, its' cooling capabilities are great, the handles make it a dream to move around, and the tool-less installation of drives makes swapping drives in and out a breeze. The case itself... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  With a mighty cold front hitting the Canadian portion of the labs, this News Jockey has been cuddling up to his computer towers in hopes of keeping warm.  However, it is nice to see the snow falling because that means I can breakout the new snowboard... Here is your AM update :)  Hard Drive Crash? The Essential Data Recovery Report @ The Tech Zone "Your worst nightmare just became a horrifying reality. You keep hearing that little voice in your head mockingly shout "you should have backed that stuff up" The voice keeps echoing throughout your... Read more...
Good morning everyone, N.J. here with yet another serving of juice.  The news front is moving at a fantastic rate today, so there is quiet the variety of articles for you to choose from.  So, go grab your lunch and settle in.  This is going to be a big one... BuffaloTech FireStix PC4000 1GB DDR @ GideonTech.com "BuffaloTech has long been in the OEM field and just recently slid into the performance market. We've taken a look at their previous DDR modules and they all faired rather well. Today we have their newest dual channel matched pair package in the 2X512MB flavor. If anything,... Read more...
  Maxtor's DiamondMax Plus 9 Serial ATA Drive Serial ATA Drives Mature By Dave Altavilla March 20, 2003   Our first look at a Serial ATA drive, quite frankly, was a little less than inspiring.  That is to say that, even though the SATA 150 standard offers a higher bandwidth interface and those tidy, thin little cables,  the performance of the first drive to hit our bench, a Seagate Barracuda V, was about on par with the average ATA100 or ATA133 drive on the market.  However, as we all know, in this game of technological leapfrog, it doesn't always pay to be too early to... Read more...