Fake Maxtor Hard Disk Drives and UK Anti Piracy

About Fake Maxtor Hard Disk Drives


Reporting Fake Maxtor Hard Drives

About Counterfeit Maxtor Hard Drives


Maxtor are well known within the Computer Industry as a manufacturer of fast, reliable, high quality hard disk drives (known in the trade as HDDs).

Modern Maxtor Hard Disk Drives tend to be 3.5 inch (as used in most desktop and tower computers).

External hard disk drives tend to be 3.5 inch Hard Disk Drives which have been fitted into an external Hard Drive caddy and which connect to a PC or laptop computer via a USB lead.

Fake Maxtor 3.5 inch internal Hard Disk Drives and Fake Maxtor USB (external) Hard Disk Drives are currently available (at the time of writing) via online auction sites (such as eBay) and from various other websites.

Hard Disk Drives are measured and rated according to their capacities. 1024gb (gigabytes) = 1tb (terabyte).

Over time, Maxtor Hard Disk Drives have become faster and the capacity has increased. Today; the capacity of Maxtor Hard Disk Drives is usually measured in Terabytes and it is little surprise therefore, that Counterfeit (Fake) Maxtor Hard Disk Drives are usually found labeled in sizes above 1tb (more than 1 terabyte).

However; a Maxtor Hard Disk Drive is basically a box of rotating disks which have a finite capacity. Access to the rotating disks is controlled by a circuit board which is attached to the drive. This circuit board contains chips which have been programmed which data about the drive model, type, capacity etc.

A Fake Maxtor Hard Disk Drive is typically an old unit which has been re-programmed to "think" that the capacity is larger than it really is. Eg; there have been cases where 160gb hard drives have been labeled and reprogrammed as 2tb hard drives (there are actually 2048gb in 2tb).

Additionally, as previously stated; a hard drive is basically a box of rotating disks. Over a period of time, the rotating creates wear and the drive will fail (this is why reputable computer engineers will always  recommend the use of a new Maxtor Hard Disk Drive rather than a second user unit). Since Counterfeit Maxtor Hard Disk Drives are usually not new; their life expectancy will be far lower than a Genuine Maxtor Hard Disk Drive.

Counterfeit Maxtor Hard Disk Drives will also be slower than a Genuine Maxtor Hard Disk Drive and since the capacity is incorrect; the capacity will be lower than a Genuine Maxtor Hard Disk Drive and it will also probably lose data.

Fake Maxtor Hard Disk Drives are typically purchased online. Most Fake - Counterfeit Maxtor hard Disk Drives are currently found on online.



About Fake Maxtor SSD Hard Drives


A normal Maxtor Hard Disk Drive is basically a mechanical box of rotating disks. Data can be written to, stored on and read from the disks.

A Maxtor SSD (Maxtor Solid State Drive) is basically a box full of non volatile memory. Data can be written to a Maxtor SSD, stored on a Maxtor SSD and read from the a Maxtor SSD. Since Maxtor SSD Hard Drives are not mechanical; they are much faster than a standard Hard Disk Drive, they use much less power, they are silent in operation and they generate no heat. Additionally; because there are no moving parts they are very reliable.

However, if a standard hard drive fails, the data will usually still be stored on the physical disks. This data can often be retrieved - rescued by specialist companies such as Ontrack data retrieval.

Legitimate Maxtor SSD Hard Disk Drives are very reliable, and if a legitimate Maxtor SSD drive fails, the data may still be retrievable.

Fake Maxtor SSD Hard Disk Drives contain inferior circuitry to a genuine Maxtor SSD, the internal memory chips will usually be sub standard, they will often misreport their true capacity. Fake Maxtor SSD Hard Disk Drives will be slower and much less reliable than a genuine Maxtor SSD Hard Disk Drive.

Fake Maxtor SSD Hard Disk Drives are usually inferior SSD drives which have been re-labeled as Maxtor (to take advantage of Maxtor`s reputation for high quality products). The fake Maxtor SSD firmware may or may not be re-programmed to identify the drive as being a genuine Maxtor SSD and the drives true capacity will often be much less than promised or reported.

Also; in many cases; when a fake Maxtor Hard Disk Drive fails (and it definitely will at some point), data stored on the SSD will usually be lost.

Please note; Maxtor Hard Disk Drives and Maxtor SSD Hard Disk Drives should only be purchased from legitimate - authorised Maxtor dealers.


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