Tweakotine meldt dat er bij Storage Review een review klaarligt van de Western Digital Caviar WD205BA, een 7200rpm harddisk waar je 20GB aan data op kwijt kunt. Hoewel deze WD205BA erg goed bleek te presteren in de benchmarks is hij toch nét niet in staat de Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40 van zijn eerste plaats te stoten:
In summary, despite its name, the Caviar WD205AA is one of the fastest ATA drives around. The fact that it is almost as fast as the Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40 is complimentary, not derogatory. If you're looking for more than 20 gigs of space, the Maxtor is still the only choice. However, the performance margins between the two drives are slim. Combine this with the fact that both drives deliver commendable temperature and noise levels and you have a virtual tossup that may very well boil down to what drive becomes available first and at what price you can purchase them. Our only caveat is the confusing nomenclature. It's something that can throw off resellers as well as end users (this also seems to happen regularly with Maxtor's retail-box packages). As always, the buyer should make sure he/she knows exactly what's being purchased before committing.