Maxtor heeft vandaag de DiamondMax 60 en DiamondMax VL30 aangekondigd. Deze schijven geven een capaciteit van respectievelijk 60 en 30GB en hebben beide een toerental van 5400 omwentelingen per minuut:
The DiamondMax 60 is a high capacity four-disk design that provides up to 60 GB of storage, the highest in its class today, and is an ideal solution for high-end consumer PCs and advanced consumer audio/video (AV) applications. The DiamondMax VL30 offers up to 30 GB of storage capacity and extends the low cost mechanics and electronics of Maxtor's DiamondMax VL20 product line introduced last fall. Both products incorporate the new Maxtor Silent Store technology, making them ideal for consumer AV and other noise-sensitive applications. In addition, these new DiamondMax products support UDMA 66 MB/sec buffer-to-host data transfer rates and can be easily updated to UDMA 100 once that standard is released.
"Storage intensive applications are becoming increasingly important in the marketplace, as reflected in the significant growth in our shipments of three- and four-disk configurations," said Mike Cannon, Maxtor's president and CEO. "The combination of leadership areal density and our four-disk design distinguishes Maxtor as a provider of high capacity solutions for our customers' high-end desktop PC systems. The 60 GB capacity point of the DiamondMax 60 also makes it ideal for non-PC applications that require large amounts of storage including consumer AV systems and network attached storage products such as our MaxAttachTM server appliances.
"Maxtor introduced its DiamondMax VL product line last fall and ramped it rapidly to meet our customers' requirements for their entry-level systems," Cannon continued. "With our new DiamondMax VL30, Maxtor continues to provide our customers cost-optimized products without requiring them to compromise on performance or reliability."