hi i have a few quick questions about this drive, and people can help on these...
the MAXTOR Quiet Drive 60GB 7200RPM Model # 6L060L3 and
MAXTOR Quiet Drive 80GB 7200RPM Model # 6L080L4
are ata 133 drives, but would they still work on my MB if the MB only go up to ata100 ?
and second, has anyone tried setting up a Raid 0 with these drives, and how do they fare in the array...? i'm doing a slow gradual upgrade... so thinking if this drive turns out to do well, on my next upgrade I'll get another one and setup a raid 0 with for running hi-end apps and the swap, and replace my OS drive with a scsi 10k rpm drive or something.
i can help.
im using a 80Gb of the slightly less advanced 'J' model with ball bearings, not fluid.
yes... all IDE drives are backwards compatible.
my ata133 maxtor happily lives on an ata100 controller. infact u can go even lower. for a while i was using an ata100 drive on a ata33 system... course the max transfer rate was a little hampered at 33mb/sec
infact, its highly unlikely that u will notice any difference at all as its only the burst transfer speed of the drive that can reach 133Mb/sec. The more important sustained read write speed is only 40 or 50Mb/sec.
the only other advantage of ata133 is that its capable of handling drives with storage capacities over 127Gb.
i havnt tried them in raid, allthough from what others have said they seem to get a good result.
Anything i think of as 'Decent' is unlikely to ever become 'OEM'