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Maxtor first with 20 GB per platter disk roll-out

Maxtor has stacked four 20 Gbyte platters in one drive to produce what it claims is an industry first—an 80 Gbyte hard drive for the desktop.

Maxtor has stacked four 20 Gbyte platters in one drive to produce what it claims is an industry first—an 80 Gbyte hard drive for the desktop.

The new drive is part of the DiamondMax range, and runs at 5400rpm, allowing data transfer rates of 100 Mbits/second.

Maxtor says that the drive will be ideal for applications that need high capacity and fast transfer rates in PC systems and network attached storage systems and consumer electronics.

“The DiamondMax 80 drive is also seeing interest from traditional enterprise class storage customers due to the advantages of Maxtor’s drive capacity and IDE's cost and simplicity,” said Mike Cannon, president and CEO of Maxtor.

“Maxtor has driven IDE drive capacity, in a 1-inch height, beyond 1.6-inch SCSI capacity for the first time,” he added.

However, according to industry news site theregister.co.uk, Maxtor’s ATA/66 drives could always handle 100 Mbits/second throughput, but Maxtor had to keep quiet about it, because Quantum owns the patents on the technology.

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