Maxtor Breaks 500-GB Barrier

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 3:48 pm

Maxtor Corp. said Monday that it too had entered the half-terabyte storage market, announcing drives for the PC, CE and enterprise markets.

Seagate also recently announced its own 500-GB drives, which are currently shipping. Maxtor said only that its drives would ship during the current fourth quarter.

In the PC, Maxtor’s new 500-GB drives will be available as either the DiamondMax 11 or as part of an Ultra16 upgrade kit, which will retail for a suggested price of $349.95.

All of the new drives include a 16MB buffer and are available with 3.0-Gbit SATA II features including native command queuing (NCQ), staggered spin up, hot-plug and asynchronous signal recovery.

Source: ExtremeTech


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