Ready for CeBIT: Fujitsu, Maxtor and Quantum's latest High-Performance IDE Drives

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 60

We received the Diamond Max Plus 60 (5T040H4) in a nice retail box including mounting rails, screws, a 80-pin IDE cable, 7 language installation instructions and the Max Blast utility, which allows you to run the drive even with the oldest controllers (even those without LBA support).

Maxtor offers this model in capacities of 60, 40, 30, 20 and 10 GB. Usually the large hard drives make more noise and become hotter than the smaller versions. We expect the 10 and 20 GB versions to be even more silent and less hot, even though the 40 GB model does actually not get very hot, if you consider the rotation speed of 7,200 rpm.

In terms of data transfer speed the Maxtor drive is able to outperform almost the whole competition including IBM's DeskStar 75 GXP. Just the new Fujitsu drive is slightly faster. The 5T040H4 scored the second fastest result in ZD's Business WinMark benchmark of the WinBench 99, followed closely by the Fujitsu MPG3204AH-E.

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Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 60
Capacity10, 20, 30, 40, 60 GB
Rotation Speed7,200 rpm
Average Seek Time< 8.7 ms
Cache Memory2048 kB
Warranty3 Years

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