SATA Referendum


Apr 24, 2002
In the hard drive section, everybody and his brother is having problems with SATA drives. It feels like 75% of that forum is about SATA issues, with Maxtor drives in the forefront. This is shocking to me from the IDE side of Maxtor, in which I've not seen a failure in about 400-500 of them personally installed by me.

I think it's time for an "expert" to put together a white paper, or a report on the subject.

I can't do it because of lack of experience with the topic. Virtually all my techie stuff is office related with almost all IDE drives (couple of SCSI's). And I've never done a comprehensive research task on SATA. But it looks like the future of hd's.

All those issues I keep seeing are saddening.