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I am planing to get the new Maxtor One Touch II 300gb external hard drive.
The best prices I have gotten are from two companies unkown to me. Has any
one ever heard of or used Buy.com or Zip Zoom Fly both in CA?
 
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I have purchased a number of items, including hard drives from Zip Zoom
Fly. The have always been very reliable.

Joan

John R. Pickett wrote:
> I am planing to get the new Maxtor One Touch II 300gb external hard drive.
> The best prices I have gotten are from two companies unkown to me. Has any
> one ever heard of or used Buy.com or Zip Zoom Fly both in CA?
>
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They're both very good, but I would STRONGLY discourage you from purchasing
this device. If you use it for anything other than an occasional backup it
will overheat and fail. I no longer recommend Maxtor to ANYONE. I have had
four drives fail. All heat related as they run WAY too hot and can't handle
them.

Anything else.

I prefer Western Digital.

Tom
"Joan Hansen" <user@my.net> wrote in message
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>I have purchased a number of items, including hard drives from Zip Zoom
>Fly. The have always been very reliable.
>
> Joan
>
> John R. Pickett wrote:
>> I am planing to get the new Maxtor One Touch II 300gb external hard
>> drive.
>> The best prices I have gotten are from two companies unkown to me. Has
>> any
>> one ever heard of or used Buy.com or Zip Zoom Fly both in CA?
>>
>>
>
 
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Tom, I agree on the Western Digtals. I have the WD 8 meg memory cache
external drive and it is great. The 8 meg cache is much faster then the
2 meg memory cache

Joan

Tom Scales wrote:
> They're both very good, but I would STRONGLY discourage you from purchasing
> this device. If you use it for anything other than an occasional backup it
> will overheat and fail. I no longer recommend Maxtor to ANYONE. I have had
> four drives fail. All heat related as they run WAY too hot and can't handle
> them.
>
> Anything else.
>
> I prefer Western Digital.
>
> Tom
> "Joan Hansen" <user@my.net> wrote in message
> news:Amzbe.19261$Z73.8333@lakeread04...
>
>>I have purchased a number of items, including hard drives from Zip Zoom
>>Fly. The have always been very reliable.
>>
>>Joan
>>
>>John R. Pickett wrote:
>>
>>>I am planing to get the new Maxtor One Touch II 300gb external hard
>>>drive.
>>>The best prices I have gotten are from two companies unkown to me. Has
>>>any
>>>one ever heard of or used Buy.com or Zip Zoom Fly both in CA?
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
 
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"Joan Hansen" <user@my.net> wrote in message
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> Tom, I agree on the Western Digtals. I have the WD 8 meg memory cache
> external drive and it is great. The 8 meg cache is much faster then the 2
> meg memory cache
>
> Joan
>


And I agree about Maxtors in general. I would avoid the brand and get
either Seagate or WD drives.


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S.Lewis wrote:
|| "Joan Hansen" wrote
||| Tom, I agree on the Western Digtals. I have the WD 8 meg memory
||| cache external drive and it is great. The 8 meg cache is much
||| faster then the 2 meg memory cache
|||
||
|| And I agree about Maxtors in general. I would avoid the brand and
|| get either Seagate or WD drives.



I vote Seagate! I had a bad experience with a WD drive about four years ago
and never tried them again. In the meantime, I've been using several
Seagate drives and they work like a charm. Quiet too.
 
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"Wortenheimer" <worten@heimer.com> wrote:

>S.Lewis wrote:

>|| "Joan Hansen" wrote

>||| Tom, I agree on the Western Digtals. I have the WD 8 meg memory
>||| cache external drive and it is great. The 8 meg cache is much
>||| faster then the 2 meg memory cache

>|| And I agree about Maxtors in general. I would avoid the brand and
>|| get either Seagate or WD drives.

>I vote Seagate! I had a bad experience with a WD drive about four years ago
>and never tried them again. In the meantime, I've been using several
>Seagate drives and they work like a charm. Quiet too.

OTOH, I went WD after a bad experience with Seagate 12 years ago
and have been buying WD ever since with the same "work like a
charm" experience. Based on what I hear here and elsewhere,
Seagate has cleaned up their act since my experience with them;
and Maxtor has become shaky. So I'd echo the WD or Seagate
recommendation over Maxtor.
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Both are very good suppliers. Use them both many times.

"John R. Pickett" <jrpickett@cp-tel.net> wrote in message
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>I am planing to get the new Maxtor One Touch II 300gb external hard drive.
> The best prices I have gotten are from two companies unkown to me. Has
> any
> one ever heard of or used Buy.com or Zip Zoom Fly both in CA?
>
>
 
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I have made several purchases from buy.com and am very happy with their
service.

I bought a Maxtor 250 Gig (not from buy.com) and it was so hot to the touch
that I would be afraid it would start a fire.
I am happy with my WD.

Carol
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>I am planing to get the new Maxtor One Touch II 300gb external hard drive.
> The best prices I have gotten are from two companies unkown to me. Has
> any
> one ever heard of or used Buy.com or Zip Zoom Fly both in CA?
>
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"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> They're both very good, but I would STRONGLY discourage you from
> purchasing this device. If you use it for anything other than an
> occasional backup it will overheat and fail. I no longer recommend Maxtor
> to ANYONE. I have had four drives fail. All heat related as they run WAY
> too hot and can't handle them.
>
> Anything else.
>
> I prefer Western Digital.
>
> Tom
> "Joan Hansen" <user@my.net> wrote in message
> news:Amzbe.19261$Z73.8333@lakeread04...
>>I have purchased a number of items, including hard drives from Zip Zoom
>>Fly. The have always been very reliable.
>>
>> Joan
>>
>> John R. Pickett wrote:
>>> I am planing to get the new Maxtor One Touch II 300gb external hard
>>> drive.
>>> The best prices I have gotten are from two companies unkown to me. Has
>>> any
>>> one ever heard of or used Buy.com or Zip Zoom Fly both in CA?
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>

what a load of bullshit............it's your system that's got the problem.

I run 4 Maxtors, 2 internal (4 years), 2 external (2 years) with absolutely
no problems.
 
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On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 22:36:57 -0400, Ogden Johnson III wrote:
>
> OTOH, I went WD after a bad experience with Seagate 12 years ago and
> have been buying WD ever since with the same "work like a charm"
> experience. Based on what I hear here and elsewhere, Seagate has
> cleaned up their act since my experience with them; and Maxtor has
> become shaky. So I'd echo the WD or Seagate recommendation over Maxtor.

I've been doing this (buying drives) since they first came on the market
for home/hobby users. These things go in phases, meaning that one vendor
will have a bad year and people will switch away, then a couple years
later the next vendor will have a bad year and the others will be good
(including the previously bad one), and the cycle repeats.

I've used Seagate, Maxtor, Western Digital, IBM, Samsung, Quantum,
Fujitsu, etc... I try and stick with Seagate, Maxtor and WD retail drives
and avoid the others at all cost.

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"Time Teamer" <btc@yobtinternet.com> wrote in message
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> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:Crzbe.31544$_t3.1325@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>> They're both very good, but I would STRONGLY discourage you from
>> purchasing this device. If you use it for anything other than an
>> occasional backup it will overheat and fail. I no longer recommend
>> Maxtor to ANYONE. I have had four drives fail. All heat related as they
>> run WAY too hot and can't handle them.
>>
>> Anything else.
>>
>> I prefer Western Digital.
>>
>> Tom
>> "Joan Hansen" <user@my.net> wrote in message
>> news:Amzbe.19261$Z73.8333@lakeread04...
>>>I have purchased a number of items, including hard drives from Zip Zoom
>>>Fly. The have always been very reliable.
>>>
>>> Joan
>>>
>>> John R. Pickett wrote:
>>>> I am planing to get the new Maxtor One Touch II 300gb external hard
>>>> drive.
>>>> The best prices I have gotten are from two companies unkown to me. Has
>>>> any
>>>> one ever heard of or used Buy.com or Zip Zoom Fly both in CA?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
> what a load of bullshit............it's your system that's got the
> problem.
>
> I run 4 Maxtors, 2 internal (4 years), 2 external (2 years) with
> absolutely no problems.
>
>
>
Good for you. It's not my system, given that the failures have been in two
houses, and three computer systems. I suspect your use of Maxtors is the
average user. Mine is not. I do video editing and rendering and use my
machine for television recording. This requires reasonably sustained use of
the drive. Other drives handle it. Maxtors do not. They overheat, badly.
My use of the drives is not unreasonable and they should be able to handle
it. The Western Digital drives do. Heck, even my Quantum Bigfoot is going
strong.

I would be interested in knowing how you believe my systems are at fault?

Tom
 
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Tom Scales wrote:
> "Time Teamer" <btc@yobtinternet.com> wrote in message
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>>"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>>news:Crzbe.31544$_t3.1325@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
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>>>They're both very good, but I would STRONGLY discourage you from
>>>purchasing this device. If you use it for anything other than an
>>>occasional backup it will overheat and fail. I no longer recommend
>>>Maxtor to ANYONE. I have had four drives fail. All heat related as they
>>>run WAY too hot and can't handle them.
>>>
>>>Anything else.
>>>
>>>I prefer Western Digital.
>>>
>>>Tom
>>>"Joan Hansen" <user@my.net> wrote in message
>>>news:Amzbe.19261$Z73.8333@lakeread04...
>>>
>>>>I have purchased a number of items, including hard drives from Zip Zoom
>>>>Fly. The have always been very reliable.
>>>>
>>>>Joan
>>>>
>>>>John R. Pickett wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>I am planing to get the new Maxtor One Touch II 300gb external hard
>>>>>drive.
>>>>>The best prices I have gotten are from two companies unkown to me. Has
>>>>>any
>>>>>one ever heard of or used Buy.com or Zip Zoom Fly both in CA?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>what a load of bullshit............it's your system that's got the
>>problem.
>>
>>I run 4 Maxtors, 2 internal (4 years), 2 external (2 years) with
>>absolutely no problems.
>>
>>
>>
>
> Good for you. It's not my system, given that the failures have been in two
> houses, and three computer systems. I suspect your use of Maxtors is the
> average user. Mine is not. I do video editing and rendering and use my
> machine for television recording. This requires reasonably sustained use of
> the drive.

Just out of curiousity, every try XFS? I hear that filesystem blows all
others out of the water when working with constant writing and large files.
 
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"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> "Time Teamer" <btc@yobtinternet.com> wrote in message
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>>
>> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>> news:Crzbe.31544$_t3.1325@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>> They're both very good, but I would STRONGLY discourage you from
>>> purchasing this device. If you use it for anything other than an
>>> occasional backup it will overheat and fail. I no longer recommend
>>> Maxtor to ANYONE. I have had four drives fail. All heat related as
>>> they run WAY too hot and can't handle them.
>>>
>>> Anything else.
>>>
>>> I prefer Western Digital.
>>>
>>> Tom
>>> "Joan Hansen" <user@my.net> wrote in message
>>> news:Amzbe.19261$Z73.8333@lakeread04...
>>>>I have purchased a number of items, including hard drives from Zip Zoom
>>>>Fly. The have always been very reliable.
>>>>
>>>> Joan
>>>>
>>>> John R. Pickett wrote:
>>>>> I am planing to get the new Maxtor One Touch II 300gb external hard
>>>>> drive.
>>>>> The best prices I have gotten are from two companies unkown to me.
>>>>> Has any
>>>>> one ever heard of or used Buy.com or Zip Zoom Fly both in CA?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> what a load of bullshit............it's your system that's got the
>> problem.
>>
>> I run 4 Maxtors, 2 internal (4 years), 2 external (2 years) with
>> absolutely no problems.
>>
>>
>>
> Good for you. It's not my system, given that the failures have been in
> two houses, and three computer systems. I suspect your use of Maxtors is
> the average user. Mine is not. I do video editing and rendering and use my
> machine for television recording. This requires reasonably sustained use
> of the drive. Other drives handle it. Maxtors do not. They overheat,
> badly. My use of the drives is not unreasonable and they should be able to
> handle it. The Western Digital drives do. Heck, even my Quantum Bigfoot is
> going strong.
>
> I would be interested in knowing how you believe my systems are at fault?
>
> Tom
>

and how do you know I am an average user ??????????????? MR TOM
 
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> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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>> "Time Teamer" <btc@yobtinternet.com> wrote in message
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>>>
>>> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>>> news:Crzbe.31544$_t3.1325@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>>> They're both very good, but I would STRONGLY discourage you from
>>>> purchasing this device. If you use it for anything other than an
>>>> occasional backup it will overheat and fail. I no longer recommend
>>>> Maxtor to ANYONE. I have had four drives fail. All heat related as
>>>> they run WAY too hot and can't handle them.
>>>>
>>>> Anything else.
>>>>
>>>> I prefer Western Digital.
>>>>
>>>> Tom
>>>> "Joan Hansen" <user@my.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:Amzbe.19261$Z73.8333@lakeread04...
>>>>>I have purchased a number of items, including hard drives from Zip Zoom
>>>>>Fly. The have always been very reliable.
>>>>>
>>>>> Joan
>>>>>
>>>>> John R. Pickett wrote:
>>>>>> I am planing to get the new Maxtor One Touch II 300gb external hard
>>>>>> drive.
>>>>>> The best prices I have gotten are from two companies unkown to me.
>>>>>> Has any
>>>>>> one ever heard of or used Buy.com or Zip Zoom Fly both in CA?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> what a load of bullshit............it's your system that's got the
>>> problem.
>>>
>>> I run 4 Maxtors, 2 internal (4 years), 2 external (2 years) with
>>> absolutely no problems.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> Good for you. It's not my system, given that the failures have been in
>> two houses, and three computer systems. I suspect your use of Maxtors is
>> the average user. Mine is not. I do video editing and rendering and use
>> my machine for television recording. This requires reasonably sustained
>> use of the drive. Other drives handle it. Maxtors do not. They
>> overheat, badly. My use of the drives is not unreasonable and they should
>> be able to handle it. The Western Digital drives do. Heck, even my
>> Quantum Bigfoot is going strong.
>>
>> I would be interested in knowing how you believe my systems are at fault?
>>
>> Tom
>>
>
> and how do you know I am an average user ??????????????? MR TOM
>


No need to "go Irene" because of a simple question. How do you believe his
systems are at fault?



Stew
 
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"Nicholas Andrade" <sdnick484@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>>>
>>
>> Good for you. It's not my system, given that the failures have been in
>> two houses, and three computer systems. I suspect your use of Maxtors is
>> the average user. Mine is not. I do video editing and rendering and use
>> my machine for television recording. This requires reasonably sustained
>> use of the drive.
>
> Just out of curiousity, every try XFS? I hear that filesystem blows all
> others out of the water when working with constant writing and large
> files.

No, as I haven't found I/O to be my limitation. Might look into it though.

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>>
>> Good for you. It's not my system, given that the failures have been in
>> two houses, and three computer systems. I suspect your use of Maxtors is
>> the average user. Mine is not. I do video editing and rendering and use
>> my machine for television recording. This requires reasonably sustained
>> use of the drive. Other drives handle it. Maxtors do not. They
>> overheat, badly. My use of the drives is not unreasonable and they should
>> be able to handle it. The Western Digital drives do. Heck, even my
>> Quantum Bigfoot is going strong.
>>
>> I would be interested in knowing how you believe my systems are at fault?
>>
>> Tom
>>
>
> and how do you know I am an average user ??????????????? MR TOM
>

I don't. That's why I used the word SUSPECT. YOU were the one that declared
that my failing Maxtors were my fault. Are you avoiding answering my
question?

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Tom Scales wrote:
> "Nicholas Andrade" <sdnick484@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:r9Pbe.8598$J12.8508@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com...
>
>>>Good for you. It's not my system, given that the failures have been in
>>>two houses, and three computer systems. I suspect your use of Maxtors is
>>>the average user. Mine is not. I do video editing and rendering and use
>>>my machine for television recording. This requires reasonably sustained
>>>use of the drive.
>>
>>Just out of curiousity, every try XFS? I hear that filesystem blows all
>>others out of the water when working with constant writing and large
>>files.
>
>
> No, as I haven't found I/O to be my limitation. Might look into it though.
>
> Tom
>
>
That makes sense; I'm thinking of eventually setting up a MythTV box
running Fedora. If I do, I'll likely go XFS on the media drives.
Currently I have DirecTV w/ (a modded) Tivo. Tivo adds $5 which seems
fair enough, however if the rumors turn out to be true and DTV rolls out
their own proprietary DVR, I'm likely to switch to Myth.
 
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"Nicholas Andrade" <sdnick484@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> That makes sense; I'm thinking of eventually setting up a MythTV box
> running Fedora. If I do, I'll likely go XFS on the media drives.
> Currently I have DirecTV w/ (a modded) Tivo. Tivo adds $5 which seems
> fair enough, however if the rumors turn out to be true and DTV rolls out
> their own proprietary DVR, I'm likely to switch to Myth.

Consider Snapstream's BeyondTV. That's what I use and it is incredible. No
monthly fee. You can even schedule shows with a WAP enabled telephone. I'm
very pleased with it and run it with three tuners. One controls my cable box
flawlessly.

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>>>
>>> Good for you. It's not my system, given that the failures have been in
>>> two houses, and three computer systems. I suspect your use of Maxtors
>>> is the average user. Mine is not. I do video editing and rendering and
>>> use my machine for television recording. This requires reasonably
>>> sustained use of the drive. Other drives handle it. Maxtors do not.
>>> They overheat, badly. My use of the drives is not unreasonable and they
>>> should be able to handle it. The Western Digital drives do. Heck, even
>>> my Quantum Bigfoot is going strong.
>>>
>>> I would be interested in knowing how you believe my systems are at
>>> fault?
>>>
>>> Tom
>>>
>>
>> and how do you know I am an average user ??????????????? MR TOM
>>
>
> I don't. That's why I used the word SUSPECT. YOU were the one that
> declared that my failing Maxtors were my fault. Are you avoiding answering
> my question?
>
> Tom
>

g0 back to your poor D70 photo taking.........that's what you are good at
 
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"Time Teamer" <btc@yobtinternet.com> wrote in message
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>>>>
>>>> Good for you. It's not my system, given that the failures have been in
>>>> two houses, and three computer systems. I suspect your use of Maxtors
>>>> is the average user. Mine is not. I do video editing and rendering and
>>>> use my machine for television recording. This requires reasonably
>>>> sustained use of the drive. Other drives handle it. Maxtors do not.
>>>> They overheat, badly. My use of the drives is not unreasonable and they
>>>> should be able to handle it. The Western Digital drives do. Heck, even
>>>> my Quantum Bigfoot is going strong.
>>>>
>>>> I would be interested in knowing how you believe my systems are at
>>>> fault?
>>>>
>>>> Tom
>>>>
>>>
>>> and how do you know I am an average user ??????????????? MR TOM
>>>
>>
>> I don't. That's why I used the word SUSPECT. YOU were the one that
>> declared that my failing Maxtors were my fault. Are you avoiding
>> answering my question?
>>
>> Tom
>>
>
> g0 back to your poor D70 photo taking.........that's what you are good at
>

yes, I see where you are coming from Time
 
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"Time Teamer" <btc@yobtinternet.com> wrote in message
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>
>> I don't. That's why I used the word SUSPECT. YOU were the one that
>> declared that my failing Maxtors were my fault. Are you avoiding
>> answering my question?
>>
>> Tom
>>
>
> g0 back to your poor D70 photo taking.........that's what you are good at
>

Actually I am quite good at it. I also shoot the D2X. Considering doing it
professionally.

What does that have to do with my question? We all know you're hiding behind
a fake name and I'm here to help and use my real name. Tell us who you are
and answer my question. We all know you're a troll; you've made that
perfectly clear.

Make yourself useful. Answer the question. Every time you post without
answering, you just reaffirm that you're a troll.

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"Saints 4 Ever" <stclause@hohobtinternet.com> wrote in message
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> "Time Teamer" <btc@yobtinternet.com> wrote in message
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>> g0 back to your poor D70 photo taking.........that's what you are good at
>>
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> yes, I see where you are coming from Time
>

Oh please. If you're going to make up another name and attempt to support
your own argument, it is best if you don't post from the same BT news
server.

You're not very bright, are you?

Tom
 
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"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> "Time Teamer" <btc@yobtinternet.com> wrote in message
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>>> I don't. That's why I used the word SUSPECT. YOU were the one that
>>> declared that my failing Maxtors were my fault. Are you avoiding
>>> answering my question?
>>>
>>> Tom
>>>
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>> g0 back to your poor D70 photo taking.........that's what you are good at
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> Actually I am quite good at it. I also shoot the D2X. Considering doing
> it professionally.
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> What does that have to do with my question? We all know you're hiding
> behind a fake name and I'm here to help and use my real name. Tell us who
> you are and answer my question. We all know you're a troll; you've made
> that perfectly clear.
>
> Make yourself useful. Answer the question. Every time you post without
> answering, you just reaffirm that you're a troll.
>
> Tom
>

Ah, got it. You're the guy on rec.photo.digital that said you take better
pictures with you POS 950 than can be taken with a D70. You didn't like my
reply, searched for me, found I posted here and came in to troll.

Well done! You know how to use google! We're all so impressed.

Don't own any Maxtors, do ya?

This all started because YOU were snide to another person on
rec.photo.digital and I called you out. You really, really need to get a
life.

Now that you've been found out, will you just go away?

Tom
 
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Tom Scales wrote:
> "Nicholas Andrade" <sdnick484@nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>>That makes sense; I'm thinking of eventually setting up a MythTV box
>>running Fedora. If I do, I'll likely go XFS on the media drives.
>>Currently I have DirecTV w/ (a modded) Tivo. Tivo adds $5 which seems
>>fair enough, however if the rumors turn out to be true and DTV rolls out
>>their own proprietary DVR, I'm likely to switch to Myth.
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>
> Consider Snapstream's BeyondTV. That's what I use and it is incredible. No
> monthly fee. You can even schedule shows with a WAP enabled telephone. I'm
> very pleased with it and run it with three tuners. One controls my cable box
> flawlessly.
>
> Tom
>
>
Know how well it works with satelite? Unfortunately in my area, the
cable provider (Time Warner) has some rediculous rates for just basic
service (last year I read an article listing it as the second highest
cable rate in California). Tivo with DirecTV is great, esp. since
there's no compression done on the Tivo box (it records the MPEG2 stream
directly so the quality is great). Also the fee is independent of the
number of Tivo's you use (although DTV does charge extra for multiple
receivers). Also setting up an FTP daemon and other services was fairly
trivial on my unit.
 

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