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 Maxtor's DiamondMax Plus 300 GB Monster

Tom's Hardware tells us all about Maxtor's DiamondMax Plus 300 GB hard drive.

"With the 4A300J0, Maxtor is traveling a different route: its aim is to provide as much storage capacity as possible at an acceptable price. The recipe it has chosen consists of 5,400 rpm instead of the favored - because it's quicker - 7,200 rpm and only 2 MB in place of the 8 MB cache usual in top models. Since SATA still costs more, it uses an UltraATA/133 interface. This is ample for the coming months, as transfer rates on the fastest ATA disks are still below 70 MB/s max."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Oct 14, 2003 )


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