Maxtor expands drives to half a terabyte

Hard disk drive vendor Maxtor Corporation has announced it will increase the storage capacities of its next-generation SATA II and ATA/133 MaXLine enterprise drives, QuickView digital video recorders and DiamondMax desktop hard drives up to 500GB this quarter.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  October 25, 2005

Hard disk drive vendor Maxtor Corporation has announced it will increase the storage capacities of its next-generation SATA II and ATA/133 MaXLine enterprise drives, QuickView digital video recorders and DiamondMax desktop hard drives up to 500GB this quarter. “Users and system OEMs continue to define new areas of opportunities for high capacity disk drives,” said Dave Reinsel, director of storage research at IDC. “Maxtor's new 500GB hard drive reflects the company's continued commitment to deliver advanced, market-specific storage products and technologies, with solutions to serve new opportunities in both traditional and emerging market segments.” Maxtor’s new 7200rpm MaXLine Pro 500, QuickView 500 and DiamondMax 11 drives now offer up to a half-terabyte of storage capacity and a 16MB buffer, plus they are available with 3.0Gb SATA II features such as native command queuing (NCQ), staggered spin up, hot-plug and asynchronous signal recovery.

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