The new 7200 RPM MaXLine Pro 500, QuickView 500 and DiamondMax 11 drives provide up to a half-terabyte capacity and a 16MB buffer and are available with 3.0Gb SATA II features including native command queuing (NCQ), staggered spin up, hot-plug and asynchronous signal recovery.
For the enterprise:
MaXLine Pro 500
Designed specifically for use in multi-drive environments and storage arrays, the MaXLine Pro 500 drive brings together a host of new advanced features and technology to help system designers, integrators and IT managers build and maintain their storage systems. The features are designed to maximize performance and improve data integrity and ease of use in reference storage, data protection and cost-sensitive enterprise applications. MaXLine Pro 500 drives must pass Maxtor's premium test process and are designed to the enterprise standard of 1 million hour mean time to failure (MTTF) at a medium I/O duty cycle.
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 drives include the following:
Interoperability between Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and SATA makes the MaXLine family the ideal complement to Maxtor Atlas SAS drives, providing customers the broadest range of capacity and performance for their enterprise storage needs. The SAS interface allows SAS and SATA disk drives to be configured in the same enclosure, enabling customers to mix and match high-performance Atlas drives with high-capacity MaXLine SATA drives to meet a broad range of price, performance and capacity requirements.
For Consumer Electronics:
Maxtor QuickView 500
Optimized for high definition multi-stream digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes (STBs) and DVD/HDD combo devices, the Maxtor QuickView hard drives marry high-performance and advanced features that result in robust, industry-leading consumer hard drives for global OEMs and partners. Joining the Maxtor QuickView 300GB offering, the 400GB and 500GB models bring convenience, ease of use and an array of AV options to manufacturers looking to maximize the consumer's digital experience. As part of Maxtor's drive testing process, QuickView hard drives complete an advanced reliability test (RDT) to simulate operating environments -- including temperature and duty cycle profiling.
Maxtor QuickView drives include the following:
For the desktop:
In capacities of 400GB and 500GB, DiamondMax 11 drives are designed for today's home and office PCs and are ideal for applications such as desktop business computing, publishing systems, and multimedia and gaming systems. SATA II features allow users quicker access to data and faster system performance, especially for multi-threaded, dual drive/RAID PC applications.
Maxtor DiamondMax 11 drives include the following:
Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500, Maxtor QuickView 500 and Maxtor DiamondMax 11 are shipping this quarter. Maxtor's 500GB hard drive will also be shipping in Ultra16 retail kits this quarter for consumers who want to upgrade their PCs for an improved multimedia or gaming experience. Maxtor's easy-to-install Ultra16 Hard Drive Kit includes an installation guide with step-by-step instructions, a SATA or PATA cable and mounting screws. The kit also includes Maxtor's popular MaxBlast installation software, which partitions and formats the drive for use, and helps copy files from the old hard drive to the new Maxtor drive. Manufacturer's suggested retail price for Maxtor 500GB Ultra16 kit is $349.95.