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Maxtor 6L160P0 160GB IDE Ultra ATA133 / ATA-7 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • IDE Ultra ATA133 / ATA-7
  • 90 days limited

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The Maxtor 6L160P0 hard drive strikes the perfect balance between reliability and performance. The IDE Ultra ATA133 interface, 7200 RPM and 8MB cache ensure quick data transfers, better throughput, fast system boot-up and screen refreshes. This gives you the speed, reliability and capacity you need for ATA-RAID and other multiple drive systems. Get more with the data and shock protection systems. Enjoy the benefits of native command queuing.

  • newegg IDE Ultra ATA 133/ ATA-7 Interface The IDE Ultra ATA 133/ ATA-7 interface provides up to 133 MB/s throughput for faster data transfer.
  • newegg High Performance The bare drive is a high performance 7200 RPM hard drive with a total capacity of 160GB so you can store your movies, music, applications and documents for easy sharing with your friends.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • Support Phone: 714-731-7205
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  • Richard N.
  • 3/11/2014 9:40:52 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Died after a year... =/

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  • David M.
  • 7/19/2013 5:55:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: DOA

Cons: DOA

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  • Christian M.
  • 7/13/2013 8:14:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrive failure.

Pros: None

Cons: The drive died just after installing windows. Got it running and when I went to load drivers for windows, the drive head could be heard failing.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend purchasing a new drive over a refurbished drive. I assumed I would risk it but in the end I lost out.

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  • Chris B.
  • 5/11/2013 6:28:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Errors

Pros: Fair capacity. Low Price.

Cons: None. Hours ON was high, few start/stops.

Other Thoughts: Tested with Hard Disk Sentinel and there were no bad sectors.

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  • Chris H.
  • 4/21/2013 5:03:06 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsOnce you know...

Pros: Cheaper than the better brands at the time

Cons: AVOID! There's nothing better than to re-sell a failed product from a well known Brand.

History: Back in early 2000's... about 2002-2003 ~10 years ago, Maxtor HD's were made with Cirrus Logic chipsets and were very prone to failure. Even the company gave discounts on new ones if the customers returned the dead HD's.

Other Thoughts: Cirrus Logic was great for making VESA Graphics cards but seem to fall short when their technology was used with Maxtor HD's.

Avoid the Maxtor brand HD's and I'm surprised that NewEgg is trying to off-load these things!

Been Home-Building my own Computers since 1998!

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3 out of 5 eggsThey work out the box

Pros: Out the box they turned on and worked correctly. They came unformatted and were surprisingly quite. Using HDTune 2.55 I found no bad blocks. Beyond that I have not used them enough to say if they will last.

Cons: They are SLOW. It took a long time to scan these drives. Granted it was over a USB 2.0 connection, but scanning modern drives of similar capacity does not take this long. Then again I didn't buy these to replace modern drives...

Other Thoughts: These are old drives and do not compare to modern ones, but I didn't purchase them to be fast. They will be re-sold to my customer's that require an ATA replacement drive.

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  • Kevin L.
  • 2/26/2013 2:40:30 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuickView Drive

Pros: 160GB
Spun up right away.
Ships like a new drive (no partition)
$10 discount
Easy to setup as 2nd drive using free Seatools for Windows.
Passed Long DTS and SMART check.

Cons: ATA
Spending time with these old computers that should be put to pasture.

Other Thoughts: Looks like this "Quickview" drive was pulled from a DVR or simular device. Since I am replacing an ATA-6 drive in a really old computer, no worries. 8MB cache.
Plan to transfer Brother in Law's old 40GB drive using free Seagate Disk Wizard later

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  • Mr. S.
  • 2/26/2013 1:22:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRefurb'd disk

Pros: I have been looking for a mid capacity IDE disk to replace defective drive in system. Found this disk and it filled the need perfectly. It has been running fine since installation.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Wish I had found it sooner.

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  • John F.
  • 1/14/2013 4:31:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: This is a follow-up to my 12/14/2012 comments. I subsequently purchased 2 Maxtor 6L160P0 drives in Dec. 2012 and 3 in Jan 2013 after bench testing the original 2. All 5 drive passed bench tests preformed with PowerMax 4.09, a Quantum - Maxtor HDD diagnostic utility. The series of tests were approximately 5 hours for each drive.

These Maxtor 6L160P0 drives did not have any labeling indicating that they were refurbished however SMART data does show that they have been used. All 5 drives bear the original manufacturers label with manufacturing dates in 2005 or 2006, were in excellent exterior physical condition and wiped clean of any pre-existing data.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: People should be aware that SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) values reported by SMART analytic software as well as sophisticated bench tests cannot accurately predict the longevity of any hard disc drive other than whether or not the drive passed or failed at the time it was tested.

For many years dating back to 2001 I had used very affordable reconditioned TDM drives (Magnetic Data Technologies) in my shop with a very high level of satisfaction; however, after the Malaysian flood of 2011 they appear to have discounted this facet of their business. TDM drives were not simply “System Pulls” but rather re-certified and relabeled in a clean room reconditioning facility located in Singapore.

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  • Timothy B.
  • 12/27/2012 9:02:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsD.O.A.

Pros: None yet, we'll see how the replacement does

Cons: See Below

Other Thoughts: D.O.A. on Arrival...Originally bought to get a little more storage on a 2006 Compaq that runs perfect. Put it in and booted from Full OEM Disc ( Error ) So I tried it in an older HP, Same Issue. Tried in 2 seperate runnig computers. Drive will not spinup or be recognized ??? Put both of the original hardrives back in perspective machines, both run fine..???

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