It should work fine in most systems as well as care is taken to ensure adequate airflow. The following results serve only as a reference; SR does not factor them into final judgments and recommends that readers do the same. Maxtor specifies an average read seek times of 9. Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9. Though various members of the family feature differing platter densities and hence differing transfer rates and access times, Maxtor claims that all three densities will yield similar performance. Low-Level Results For diagnostic purposes only, StorageReview measures the following low-level parameters: We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read.

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Maxtor, like Western Digital, is moving away from discrete platter densities within a given family. Solsman Dec 12, Net Drive Temperature – The highest temperature recorded from a point sample of a drive’s top plate after it has been under heavy load for 80 minutes.

Tintri releases TGC 4. When it comes to inner-zone scores, it’s the 80 GB drive that brings up the rear. Scores on top are better. It is doubtful that users would be able to discern the difference.

The Server DriveMark is a convenient at-a-glance figure derived from the weighted average of results obtained from the four different loads. All more or less meet or beat Maxtor’s 9.


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We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. The firm states that fierce competition and the resulting razor-thin margins have forced it to adopt this strategy. Lenovo has found people buy its Qualcomm-powered always-connected PCs more for their long battery life than the fact they’re always connected. Maxtor eventually plans to offer Serial ATA versions of the drive. For more information click here.

Subjectively speaking, the drive emitted an ever-so-slight low-pitched hum. Conversely, a high score does not necessarily indicate that the drive exhibits an intrusive noise envelope.

Five Maxtor N256 DiamondMax Plus 8 Ata/133 HDD 40gb 3.5″ Hard Drive Diamond Max

Despite their age, the Disk WinMarks are somewhat of an industry standard. Unfortunately, we cannot present to readers an easy way to discern what kind at133 configuration they may expect when purchasing one today.

It should work fine in most systems as well as care is taken to ensure adequate airflow. As a result, Maxtor pushed the Plus 9 to market incorporating and in addition to the gigabyte per platter disks. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

TV and Movies by Joan E. The GB capacity point is one that will be fulfilled by the use of 60, 68, and 80 GB disks. The family as a whole incorporates a bewildering amount of options. Introduction When they originally announced the DiamondMax Plus 9 along with the Plus 8, DiamondMax 16, and Fireball 3 back in September, Maxtor trumpeted the fact that it would be the first firm to deploy gigabyte platters across its entire ATA drive line.


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Conclusion In the end, the varying access times and transfer rates turned in by differing areal densities do not produce huge differences in the performance of the DiamondMax Plus 9 series. This test recreates Windows XP’s bootup from the initial bootstrap load all the way to initialization and loading of the following memory-resident utilities: Legacy Performance Graphs in megabytes per second.

The use of an external controller the Promise Ultra and its associated driver unfortunately makes it more difficult to consistently disable write caching which unfortunately precludes us from presenting average maxotr access times. System Requirements OS Required. The sound reminded us of a platter that was slightly misaligned and thus wobbling minutely along its rotation axis.

For more information, please click here. Unlike typical productivity applications, high-end audio- and video- editing programs are run in a more serial and less multitasked manner.

Buffer size may be either 2 or 8 megabytes.

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