Quote from the review:
“We all know that when it comes to hard drives, size matters. With all this advancing technology, software, and media, you need some beefy storage to contain it. Maxtor’s latest hard drive is the Diamond Plus 9, a 200 gigabyte 7200 RPM hard drive. If that isn’t enough for you, I don’t know what is. Not only does this drive have an extreme storage capacity, but it also has speed to back it up. Boasting a high cache buffer of 8 megabytes, a 9.4 ms average seek time and the new Fluid Dynamics Bearing Motor, this is one of the best ATA drives on the market.”
Our Take: There is no doubt in our mind that this drive is above average. A quick search on the net reveals that this drive is getting some pretty solid reviews. Unfortunately in this review at the Tech Lounge they do not compare it to any other drives in their benchmarks. I would liked to have seen how it compares to say the Western Digital Special Edition. This review is more of a preview than anything with a lot of picture of the Maxtor box. Our recommendation would be to do some more research before taking their word for it.