Maxtor heeft vandaag een nieuwe serie DiamondMax Plus 6800 hard drives aangekondigd. De schijven draaien op 7200rpm en hebben net zoals de nieuwe IBM / Western Digital schijven een cache van 2Meg. Hier heb je wat geblaah uit de press release:
MaxtorŽ Corporation (Nasdaq: MXTR - news) today announced the DiamondMax(TM) Plus 6800 hard disk drive, the third generation of its award-winning DiamondMax Plus product line. Bringing server-class features to the desktop, this 6.8GB per disk product couples 7200 RPM performance with the spectacular data throughput afforded by Maxtor's new DualWave(TM) multi-processor controller. The combination of these features has been shown to increase overall computer system performance by more than 20 percent over previous generation drives.
[...] The DiamondMax Plus 6800 features an average seek time of less than 9 ms and the UltraDMA 66 interface. With the largest buffer now available on a desktop drive, this drive's 2 MB cache incorporates high-speed 100MHz SDRAM memory for enhanced-performance UDMA-66 transfers. The result is that the DiamondMax Plus 6800 affords a level of performance in accessing all types of media and data files previously available only in server class drives. Whether manipulating content downloaded from the Internet, using digital video or audio, or working with personal entertainment applications, this new 7200 RPM drive provides users a readily apparent performance boost.
[...] Also featured is a second-generation enhancement to ShockBlock(TM), Maxtor's revolutionary drive mechanics. Designed to protect the drive from damage caused by improper handling, the new ShockBlock design has demonstrated the ability to withstand up to 1,000G short-duration shock loads without drive failure.
In addition, the product incorporates MaxSafe(TM), the industry's most comprehensive data protection package. MaxSafe operates continuously in the background to automatically detect, isolate, and repair drive problems. Maxtor's UltraDMA-66 also improves data integrity by performing cyclic redundancy checks to detect transfer errors between the system and the hard drive.
[...] Volume production of the DiamondMax Plus 6800 will begin in August. Qualifications are now underway at leading PC manufacturers worldwide. Estimated retail pricing for the DiamondMax Plus 6800 27GB is $399.