Finally!! Someone actually saying something good about Maxtor!! Jesus, I've had so many people slate me for get a Maxtor hard drive, and yes some have failed, but so have some Western Digital and Seagate. Maybe more Maxtors have failed than any other but that's because they sell more and so they have a greater fail r ate compared to smaller companies.
Maxtor are awesome, and as alvino said, they were first to come out with the 16Mb cache for people who can't afford the overpriced SCSI hard drives!