About this product Product Information The Maxtor MaxLine Pro hard drive provides facilities like storage of email archives data warehousing snapshot clones and remote applications. My only advice if you want to use these drives for anything is to do backups often. Luckily, I’m using them in a raid array and can buy them cheap enough to replace them as they fail and not lose my data. The technical differences I know of are: Madwand Ars Praetorian Registered: In the past I have successfully swapped electronics on drives of my own with the same model but slightly different board numbers.

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Apr 20, Posts: Wed May 23, 8: It’s possible that they’ve stopped doing it, but that’s how it was noted on the last few IDE Maxtor drives I purchased.

Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 – hard drive – 500 GB – ATA-133

Mon May 21, 4: My concern is not for speed but for reliability. These are Maxtor drives, not Seagate, and are only listed as Seagate because they bought Maxtor. We don’t see retail boxed units here for obvious reasons, so we wouldn’t be aware of that Is it that big of a deal if it’s in a fan enclosure? Easy to Recover Data By Swapping Drive Electronics I bought this used hard drive so I could mzxline the drive electronics onto a dead drive of the same model, to recover GB of backups.


Mon May 21, 5: Nov 14, Posts: Tue May 22, Cheap but cheap Do not depend on this drive.

I use it, by hard works in my computer. Sep 22, Posts: Los Angeles, CA Registered: There were no ribbon cables to deal with, as the board connects to the drive with self-aligning contacts. My motherboard, power supply, and hard drives had died in a mysterious power calamity. Maxtro may also like.

Thoughts on Maxtor MaxLine Pro 500GB 7H500F0 ?

Do not depend on this drive. This item doesn’t belong on this page. There was pdo marked increase in performance after the 20th power-on. Perfect for Legacy systems.

I was happy that swapping the electronics was so easy. It’ll be interesting to see if Seagate continues that practice or not.

Maxtor MaXLine Pro – hard drive – GB – ATA Overview – CNET

Tue May 22, 2: Maxror what I’ve read, the Seagate gets pretty warm even though it has 3 platters and uses perpendicular writing. Reliability on Maxline drives is pretty good.


This have big warranty time and you confiability. From what I hear, reliability of consumer line Maxtor drives isn’t that great. See details for full description.

My only advice if you want to use these drives for anything is to do backups often. Skip to main content.

I don’t do 20 power-ups before measuring a new drive’s performance, and didn’t, but still found maxtir performance to be fine.

Generally speaking I prefer fewer platters when possible, but that’s about it.