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Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA Hard Drive

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Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA Driv

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA Drive

Maxtor, Inc.

The Bottom Line

Maxtor's DiamondMax Plus 9 Serial ATA hard drive is the best performance desktop based drive currently available as long as you are willing to pay for the new technology.
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  • Very High Performance
  • Has 4-pin Molex Power Connecter


  • Very Expensive Compared to IDE Drives


  • 160 GB Storage Capacity
  • 7,200 rpm Rotational Speed
  • 8 MB Cache
  • 9.4 ms Average Seek Time
  • Serial ATA Interface
  • 4-pin Molex Power Connector along with SATA Connectors
  • 1-year Limited Warranty

Guide Review - Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA Hard Drive

Maxtor has made a very well tuned drive for their entry into the Serial ATA market. Currently the DiamondMax Plus 9 SATA hard drive is the top performing desktop hard drive available. With a large 160 GB capacity, users should have room to spare for all their files. One really nice feature on the drive is the inclusion of a standard 4-pin Molex connector alleviating the need for a SATA power adapter cable. With all these features and performance, expect the drive to cost more than your equivalent IDE based hard drive.
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