Maxtor MaXLine II 5A300J0
The manufacturer intends this device for “near-line and other low-I/O secondary storage applications”. Its capacity is 300GB; the spindle rotation speed equals 5400rpm; the cache buffer is 2MB big; the drive’s average access time is below 10msec. This MaXLine supports the UltraATA/133 interface. The device can withstand a maximum operational shock of 60G for 2msec, and a non-operational shock of 300G for 2msec.
The average retail price of this drive is $280.
Maxtor OneTouch B14D300 FireWire/USB 2.0
The external hard disk drive of the OneTouch family is based around the same MaXLine II 5A300J0 drive and thus shares all its technical characteristics, enumerated above. The difference is in the interface – the external model connects through either FireWire or USB 2.0 (USB 1.1), which limits the data-transfer speed somewhat. The peak sustained transfer rate is 34MB/s for USB 2.0 and 41MB/s for FireWire, according to the manufacturer, – these numbers are of course lower than the theoretical ceilings for the interfaces.
The accessories include a USB cable, a FireWire cable, a power adapter, a stand for holding the drive upright, a user manual and two CDs with software.
The manufacturer prices this device at $341.