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Maxtor DiamondMax 11 500GB (6H500F0)

Passed away, but always remaining in our hearts, Maxtor is represented with four models in this review, two from the DiamondMax 11 and two from the MaXLine Pro 500 series.

The drive’s specs are up to the competitors’: four 125GB platters, a 16MB buffer, and a SATA300 interface. Everything a decent hard drive might need to live a successful market life. But the fates decreed different.

Maxtor DiamondMax 11 500GB (6H500R0)

As opposed to Seagate, Maxtor didn’t have a habit of slowing down its ATA models by reducing the speed of the heads or the size of the cache. So we can expect Maxtor’s ATA drives to deliver the same performance as their SATA counterparts do.

 
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