Atlas 15K: Atlas 15KII – 73GB
In those times when HDDs with the Maxtor logo were not a copy of Seagate’s inexpensive HDD series but products of an independent company, server-oriented HDDs of this brand were considered among the best. Therefore we’ve decided to pay our homage to the memory of the company and include the SAS version of the Atlas 15KII drive into this review. This HDD has the same recording density per platter as its contemporaries: 37GB. Its cache is 8MB large. Its electronics are based on the Marvell 88C7500 chip we already know by the Fujitsu drives together with an Agere Buffy-C1-MP. Curiously enough, Agere does not exist anymore, either. Like Infineon, it merged into LSI some time ago.