Bij Hardware Central is een review verschenen over de Maxtor DiamondMax 80 hardeschijf. De DiamondMax 80 schijf heeft 80GB opslagruimte en draait 5400 rondjes per minuut. Ondanks het lage toerental is de performance van de schijf niet slecht. De prijs van deze schijf is dankzij het lage toerental een vriendelijke 300 dollar gebleven, en hierom is deze schijf dus erg geschikt voor iedereen die goedkoop veel ruimte wil hebben :
Maxtor has, in the past, often been the first to introduce less expensive high-capacity drives, and it has once again succeeded in brining huge storage capacities down to an affordable price.
The DM80 performs very well for a 5400 RPM unit, but take note that even the best 5400 RPM units still canít compete with 7200 RPM drives. If you require a faster drive, consider IBMís Deskstar 75GXP, which offers 75 GB at 7200 RPM--but remember, itís priced much higher than the DM80. If that still isnít fast enough, both Quantum and Seagate have 70+ GB SCSI models--but you could build an entire second computer for the cost of one of those.
[...] Essentially, what Maxtor has done with the DM80 is to introduce a product into an area of the market where no other products currently exist--large, but cheap drives. Sure, 73 GB SCSI drives have been available for a while, but not many people can afford that. Instead, if youíre looking for a lot of capacity for a small amount of green, Maxtor has answered your prayers.
In summary, a quality, well-built drive. Itís not the fastest out there, but it was never intended to be. It was intended to be the largest, and the most affordable--and it is, offering 80 GB for only a little over $300. Whether or not you need 80 GB is up to you, but if you do, and you need it for a good price, check out the DM80. Mass storage has never been so affordable.