Real Gentlemen: Budget IDE Hard Drives

Maxtor 536DX (4W060H4)

The 536DX series looks like any other Maxtor drive. Its appearance has not changed for years.

The Maxtor 536 DX series runs at a constant 5,400 rpm and is available in capacities of 30, 40, 60, 80 and even 100 GB. 2 MB buffer memory are present to speed up repeated or anticipated access. We measured a surface temperature of 41°C, which is is quite good - this series of drives won't heat up your tower case unnecessarily.

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Maxtor 536DX Family
Capacity30 GB (4W030H2), 1 Platter40 GB (4W040H3), 2 Platters60 GB (4W060H4), 2 Platters80 GB (4W080H6), 3 Platters100 GB (4W100H6), 3 Platters
Rotation Speed5,400 rpm
Average Seek Time11 ms
Cache Memory2048 kB
Warranty3 Years

While other manufacturers add a protective covering to the PCB underneath the drive, Maxtor's is left unprotected.

For more information about this drive, please go to Maxtor's website .