GamePC heeft een review in elkaar gedraaid van de Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40, een zeer snelle ATA/66 harddisk met 7200rpm en een 2meg buffer. De reviewer was er dan ook zeer over te spreken:
The numbers posted by the drive vaporized our comparison drive from Quantum in both FAT32 and NTFS. We especially like the numbers under the Winbench beginning to end test. For a 30GB drive, the drive stayed above 20K all the way through which is fairly rare to see these days. Since the Quantum drive used in comparison had very similar specs to the Maxtor drive, we can conclude that the DualWave processor architecture does in fact play a major role for performance improvement.
On a side note though, during operation we noticed that the drive ran much warmer then previous Maxtor drives we tested in the past. Though we doubt that the heat coming from the drive will cause problems with regards to its lifetime, it will however slightly increase the internal temperature of your computer.