Gamers Depot heeft een review klaar van de Maxtor DiamondMax. Deze 5400rpm ATA-100 harddisk is zeker niet de snelste, maar geeft je wel een dikke 81 gieg aan opslagcapaciteit. Daarnaast is de prijs (in de USA tenminste) met ongeveer $250 zeer scherp te noemen. Een goede keus voor 'backups' concludeert de reviewer:
Maxtor has sent us a drive that shines in one area: massive capacity. It’s not bad for overall use, but it doesn’t have the performance of other drives we’ve tested. Not that we were expecting it to, but we do like that it wasn’t as slow as it could have been.
One strategy for using the DiamondMax 80 would be as a secondary drive in your system. Set it up as the default save location for your browser or FTP software, and just use it as big download volume. This would make sure that your main drive would remain free of clutter, and when you needed to clear it out, you could just reformat it. It’s a perfect place for all the stuff that you see on the web that you just have to download NOW, but then forget about later.
The big thing that it should be used for at Gamers Depot is to manage our massive MP3 collection. All told, we probably have 40-60GB of MP3’s between us, and they’re all ripped at 160k (we like quality). This is a perfect use for the DiamondMax 80, as MP3 playback doesn’t require the fastest drive out there.