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|Compatibility issues with Maxtor DiamondMax 9/10 and nForce4 |
Published on December 2nd, 2005 |
It seems that there is a serious compatibility issue between some of
the Maxtor DiamondMax 9/10 SATA series with an early firmware revision
and some nForce4 based motherboards. Some of the effected motherboards
are the ASUS A8N series, the DFI LAN Party NF4, and some MSI nForce4
based boards. The problem lies between onboard SATA controller and the
hard drive. The workaround is a firmware upgrade for the hard drive.
However, we tried to grab the update and for some reason Maxtor gave us
a hard time when trying to locate it. For unknown reasons, they are not
offering the update on their website. This is a pretty nasty move. The
compatibility issue can cause data corruption, random lock ups,
disappearance of the Hard disk, and read/write issues which may lead to
a serious data lose. If you are experience it, try to look for a
certain BIOS update, if you can't find it, you will have to
replace the hard disk or use a 3rd party SATA Controller. Maxtor, you
have a website with download section. Use it, instead of giving your
customers a hard time.
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