Legacy Performance eTesting Lab’s WinBench 99 Disk WinMark tests are benchmarks that attempt to measure desktop performance through a rather dated recording of high-level applications. The platters, and perhaps more importantly the supporting parts necessary to extract data so closely packed together, have been experiencing unusually low yields. Introduction Maxtor’s DiamondMax Plus 9 series has been one of the hot favorites when it was first launched sometime ago. Maxtor, like Western Digital, is moving away from discrete platter densities within a given family. The High-End DriveMark includes significantly more sequential transfers and write as opposed to read operations.

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Conclusion In the end, the varying access times and transfer rates turned in by differing areal densities do not produce huge differences in the performance of the DiamondMax Plus 9 series. In addition to platter densities, the drives come equipped with either ball bearing or the newer and quieter fluid dynamic bearing motors.

For more information, please click here. Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews and news. Single-User Performance StorageReview uses the following tests to assess non-server use: Conversely, a high score does not necessarily indicate that the drive exhibits an intrusive noise envelope.

Then, it was one of the very first hard drives that boasts using high capacity 80GB platter technology. The drive comes with both legacy and SATA power connectors.

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9

The connectors at the rear end of the drive. Buffer size may be either 2 or 8 megabytes. Applications include Adobe Photoshop v5. For more information click here. The sound reminded us of a platter that was slightly misaligned and thus wobbling minutely along its rotation axis.


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Since the product has already been introduced, it’s only a matter of just implementing a controller board with Serial ATA interface. The specifications of the drive are listed in the table below.

Like most of the competition, Maxtor’s latest entry into the high-end ATA performance sweeps cannot quite unseat Western Digital’s long-time champion Caviar series. Samsung ZET Review.

Maxtor, like Western Digital, is moving away from discrete platter densities within a given family. A multiple-layer filter sifts through collected data, silently omitting questionable results or results from questionable participants.

Remember that this unit is effectively a gigabyte drive that’s been “partitioned” down to GB. Introduction Maxtor’s DiamondMax Plus 9 series has been one of the hot favorites when it was first launched sometime ago. Lord of Destruction v1. Note that while the measurement is an A-weighted decibel score that weighs frequencies in proportion to human ear sensitivity, a low score does not necessarily predict whether or not a drive will exhibit a high-pitch whine that some may find intrusive.

Its score of Note that the percentages in bold above may change as more information continues to be collected and analyzed. Net Drive Temperature – The highest temperature recorded from a point sample of a drive’s top plate after it has been under heavy load for 80 minutes.


The figure typically represents the highest sustained transfer rate a drive delivers. Games, of course, are not multitasked- all five titles were run diamomdmax a serial fashion featuring approximately half an hour of play time per game. The short-stroked nature of the latter two drives, however, permits them less “decay” in rates as tests move towards the inner sections of the drive.

Heat and Noise Idle Noise – The sound pressure emitted from a drive measured at a distance of 18 maxxtor.

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 (80GB, SATA-150)

The following results serve only as a reference; SR does not factor them into final judgments and recommends that readers do the same. The connector layout are plain and simple – nothing too exciting to describe actually. The firm states that fierce competition and the resulting razor-thin margins have forced it to adopt this strategy.

It is in the Bootup DriveMark, a rather unusual test that incorporates higher-than-normal queue depths where significant differences emerge. Windows XP’s boot procedure involves significantly different access patterns and queue depths than those found in other disk accesses.

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