Afterburn bracht ons op de hoogte van de Quantum Fireball lct10 review van Storage Review. De Fireball lct10 heeft 512KB cache, een 10,2GB platter grootte en een rotatiesnelheid van 5400 toeren per minuut. Ondanks deze weinig opwindende specs bleek de lct10 dankzij een efficiŽnt design als beste te presteren onder de low-end schijven:
The Fireball lct10 is arguably the fastest budget drive around. Even so, that's not the story here. StorageReview.com readers (ourselves included) simply don't look at value drives when building a performance system. There are many applications, however, that require the utmost in quiet operation. In fact, here at SR, we're in need for the quietest drive around. The finalization and construction of our new testbed is imminent. As you can imagine, the boot disk in that new testbed needs to be the quietest around, to better subjectively gauge other drives yet to come. The Fireball lct10 looks like it'll be the drive we need for such an application. The promising thing is that this "QDT" technology doesn't seem to be limited to the value-class ATA arena. Quantum's upcoming Atlas V and Atlas 10k II have also been designed with acoustics in mind. These two drives' potentials for quiet operation excite us just as much as their status as the successors of two best-of-class drives. We can't wait.