Recovering data from failed Maxtor One Touch II drive

Matt Patterson matt at
Wed Oct 12 22:01:20 UTC 2005

I dont know about Maxtor's reputation. I have never had a single problem 
with any other brand disk except Maxtor. I stick with WD and SG for 
important things and Maxtor for bulk storage because they are so cheap.

Just my thoughts (stay away from Maxtor).


Tim Vaughan wrote:

>>I've had really good luck with dd_rescue. As long as the drive's
>>spinning, it'll try to chew data off it.
>Thanks everyone for the advice - unfortunately, freezing it didn't
>work and the drive refused to spin up.  Since opening the case up
>would have voided the warranty I just RMA-ed it.  Maxtor's reputation
>is pretty good so hopefully the replacement will be more reliable.

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