Maxtor Data Recovery

Maxtor Data Recovery

Maxtor was founded in 1982 in California by two former employees of IBM. In the early 2000’s, it was the third largest manufacturer of computer hard disk drives. Their first product was sold a year after the founding, and they were able to negotiate offshore manufacturing in Singapore almost immediately. Their first drives used 8 disks and had a capacity of 140 MB, far less than we are used to today. In 1990 they purchased MiniScribe; unfortunately they had issues with the quality of their designs and were forced to completely redesign them. After financial trouble in 1992, they were forced to sell their drive business to Sequel, and closed their establishment in San Jose. In 2000, they acquired Quantum’s hard drive business and jumped back into the industry. They began creating external hard disk drives, but shortly after in 2005 the decision was made to discontinue it. They continued producing their OneTouch USB drive line, which backed up a computers entire system with a single button.

In 2006 though, Seagate purchased the entirety of Maxtor, and it is now a subsidiary of the much larger corporation.

Maxtor Products we work with include, but are not limited to:

  • Maxtor OneTouch & OneTouch Plus Series
  • Maxtor OneTouch Mini Series
  • Maxtor DiamondMax & DiamondMax Plus Series
  • Maxtor Atlas Series
  • Maxtor MaXLine Series
  • Maxtor Fireball Series
  • Maxtor Basics Series
  • Maxtor BlackArmor Series
  • Maxtor Share Storage Series
  • Maxtor Fusion Series

For more possible HDD’s used in Maxtor Devices, see Seagate.

Common Problems

Maxtor hard disk drives can suffer from both logical and physical failures. Drives can become infected by viruses, develop corrupt files, have files or partitions accidentally deleted and be reformatted. Occasionally the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) can overheat and burn causing the drive to not spin or boot up. This can typically be detected by the smell. If any type of clicking or ticking noises are heard coming from the drive, power down the device immediately as it could be an issue with the read/write head. Turning the device back on or continuing to run it may cause further damage to the platter and result in permanent data loss.

Why Choose Us?

Our team at Platinum Data Recovery is prepared for any and every data loss scenario. Our experts have at their disposal leading-edge hard disk drive recovery technology and software. With over fifteen years of experience behind us, and an ISO 5 Class 100 Certified clean room onsite, you will feel confident that your data is in the right hands. We will ensure that you receive the service and care you need, and we are available 24/7 for your questions and worries. Don’t risk your valuable data, call Platinum Data Recovery now!