by Brent Welch - 1/20/05 4:56 PM
In Reply to: Is this just an acoustical problem or a sign of malfunction? by Harv
The Maxtor drive in my 1st Dell computer was whisper quiet. Others Maxtor drives that I've used since are louder, although I wouldn't really say they were overly so. Using the Maxtor program made them nearly silent. I currently have 4 Maxtor drives from 1-3 years old, and no failures to date. I also have a WD drive that is louder than my Maxtor drives.
My opinion is that this is likely an acoustic problem. I've had no problems with Maxtor reliability.