Maxtor Data Recovery

Maxtor Data Recovery Specialists

Maxtor Series of Hard Drives

In the 1990's and early 2000's Maxtor Hard Disks were known to be reliable and had a lot of support. However, an issue raised its head when a large number of hard drive models started to fail with firmware issues.

This ended sadly for Maxtor as they got bought out by Seagate who continued with the brand, and still use this on some modern USB 3 external hard drives.

The firmware problem that we first saw in around 2003 manifested itself as the drive appearing in the bios under its Factory Name. For example the

  • Ares64k
  • Athena DSP
  • Athena Poker
  • Calypso
  • Falcon
  • Grizzly
  • N40P
  • N40P SATA
  • Nike
  • Proxima
  • Rigel
  • Romulus DSP
  • Romulus Poker
  • Sabre
  • Sabre2
  • Shasta
  • Vulcan

Firmware problems with these hard disk drives are usually related to the translator, defect maps and SMART log problems. Contact us if you need more information or have one of these drives that needs the data recovering.

Because of the normally reliable and well built Maxtor hard drives, many are still in use today, mainly in CNC and EPOS systems and other embedded systems. However, they will fail and as they age, things wear out.

Data Recovery Options

We are able to recover from these and all other Maxtor hard drives, old and new and can recover from drives with Firmware issues, Bad Sectors/Media, head and motor faults and logical problems such as deleted files, formatted volumes or virus damaged files. You can contact us or get a quote by selecting the option below.