Ik zie dat de gasten van Storage Review de Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40 eens getest hebben. Deze 7200rpm harde schijf met 10.2GB per platter en een opslagcapaciteit van maar liefst 41GB is de grootste ATA drive op de markt. En dat niet alleen, hij is ook gelijk de snelste schijf:
Subjective heat and noise results for the Plus 40 are nothing less than enviable. The drive, both at idle and when seeking seems every bit as quiet as the DiamondMax 40, a drive we found to be commendably unobtrusive. The heat generated by the Plus 40 shows that 7200rpm drives have truly come of age as a mainstream product: barely warm to the touch after extended use, the drive's need for active cooling is nil.
If we seem a bit high on the DiamondMax Plus 40, well, we are! The drive combines unprecedented ATA performance, massive capacity, impressively low levels of heat and noise, and an affordable price. Combine this with the fact that none of the competition has even announced a similar product and you have a sure-fire winner for users looking to purchase anything above the cheapest of entry-level drives.
With this review, we're going to debut the StorageReview.com "Safe Buy" award. The fact is that many products from various manufacturers manage to raise the bar or at very least match the performance expected from the product's class at any given point in time. Though its not intended to be an exclusive award (that distinction remains with the Editor's Choice award; the DiamondMax Plus 40 is the leading candidate for our next one), we nonetheless feel that the Plus 40 is truly at the very least a "Safe Buy." Congratulations, Maxtor!