Re: Can't format 200 GB Maxtor SATA drive with Windows XP



PCDaddy
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Just read your question. two months ago i tried to install the same
drive. 200 gig and all. I had near exact problems. I have a newer mb
and all. I also have a friend who had the same hd and same with him. I
eventually took the hard drive back. The same model would not work for
anything so i went with a simple 80 gig and it was fine. I have, only
in the past year, had many problems with maxtor. the 80 gig i went with
was western digital which i used to coin (lessthandigital) but seem to
work far better than the maxtor with xp home\pro. I tried maxblast, and
other partition software and nothing would get the 200 gig to work. I
told maxtor about this but they really didn't seem to care. So, as a
consumer, i don't care either and will shop elsewhere. I also bought a
250 gig maxtor prior to this and couldn't even get a format. Plus the
case was made out of plastic with a thin metal cover. Maxtor has really
lowered itself in my book. I won't say this is 100% the case for you but
it might just be another maxtor that seems to do this.


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Lucas Partridge
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Sorry to hear about all your problems (PCDaddy). Yes, I'd contacted
Maxtor too but they only responded once every 2 or 3 days - not often
enough when your only hard drive won't work and you can't use the
computer at all!

I was reluctant to buy a new controller because I'd wasted enough money
on the problem. If the controller hadn't worked I would have asked
Maxtor for a refund or an IDE replacement. I also recently got a Western
Digital drive for my boot drive (120 GB IDE) and that set up and worked
fine right away without any problems at all.


Re: Can't format 200 GB Maxtor SATA drive with Windows XP