Maxtor drives push the envelope

Maxtor drives push the envelope

Drive maker Maxtor has released its DiamondMax 4320 series of hard disk drives which include Maxtor's seventh generation of magneto-resistive (MR) heads. According to officials, it is one of the first 4.3GB disk drives to ship in volume and, when manufactured with four disks and eight heads, has a 17.2GB capacity.

The drives are available with capacities from 4.3 GB through to 17.2 GB depending on whether they are built with one, two, three or four disks and anything from two to eight heads.

"All these capacity points are in volume production," said Phillip Adams, director of Australian operations for Maxtor Disc Drives.

"We can basically go from one disk up to four disks on the same design and we can tweak the motor from 4500rpm to 9200rpm. This means we can cater to all the different size requirements of our various customers and that we have a wider variety of capacity points to offer," he said.

Maxtor drives are distributed by Edge Technology and Servex while additional technical information is available at the Maxtor Web site

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