Bij AnandTech is vandaag een review gepost van Maxtor's DiamondMax Plus 40 Ultra ATA 66 HDD (leuke naam trouwens). Getest is het model met 20.4 GB aan opslagcapaciteit. Zoals dat normaal is bij Anand krijg je een hele berg benchmarks (19 pagina's!), maar de uitkomst is overduidelijk: dit is een toppertje.
The Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40, 20.4 GB hard drive, is a solid performing drive and turns in impressive results due to its 7200-RPM rotational speed and 10.2 GB per platter data densities. With an solid 2MB/s plus advantage, over the other tested drives, in the disk transfer tests, along with a top showing in almost all of the remaining tests, of the five 7200-RPM units reviewed so far here at AnandTech, the Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40 series is a sure bet.
The Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40 (52049U4) was a very quiet drive in operation and in our opinion, as quiet as the IBM units we evaluated. While at the present moment, the noise level evaluation is a subjective opinion, we do plan to come up with someway to isolate the drive being tested and measure its noise level in a controlled way.
The impressive performance delivered by the drive, coupled with Maxtor’s standard 3-year warranty and No–Quibble guarantee, lends peace of mind that you will be buying a high performing and reliable product for years to come.