GamePC maakt ons blij met een review van de Maxtor DiamondMax 60 harddisk. De schijf heeft 4 platters van elke 15GB groot en draait rustig rond op 5400rpm. Hier een hap uit de conclusie voor je:
Looking at the numbers, we see the 60 series perform almost equally with the 40 series. In both Winbench and Sandra 2000 tests, the 60 series trailed close behind. That was no surprise to us at all since the drive does run at 5400 RPM. But if you look at it from a different angle, this is the fastest 5400 RPM drive we have ever seen. Later we found out that silent store feature can be enabled or disabled to optimize performance. By disabling the feature, the drive supposedly is capable of posting faster numbers, unfortunately Maxtor doesn't leave this up to the consumer to control. Silent store must be enabled or disabled by Maxtor themselves, but they do allow large OEM's to specify which option they want, which means this is most likely a hardware-based issue rather than just a software flag that a program could disable. With its focus on storage capacity rather then pure performance, Maxtor has done well once again. All in all, the average end-user should very satisfied with this drive.