Quote from the review:
“Overall, if you intend to use the DiamondMax Plus 9 as a desktop storage drive, it should not disappoint. Since the drive is mainly targeted at desktops and workstations, the DiamondMax Plus 9 should have no problems delivering the performance that’s needed to satisfy most applications. “
Our take: Personally I think there is something fishy going on with this review. In our own test labs, the Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB SATA scored great and the speed was consistent in all of our tests. Upon further research there are a number of sites such as Envy News and OC Addiction which gave this drive top marks. Envy News does a great job of comparing this drive to other SATA hard drives. Perhaps HWZone knows something we don’t.