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Maxtor DiamondMax 21 STM3500630A 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6
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  • Anonymous
  • 9/27/2007 9:44:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty good so far

Pros: So far, these drives have proven to be quiet, cool and overall fast enough for consumer data storage. We'll see how well they work in the long haul.

Cons: Only ATA-100, so transfer for non-consumer applications (i.e. servers) may not be as good.

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  • Jon E.
  • 9/19/2007 3:20:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGood drive; great price

Pros: Quiet and cool

Cons: ATA100

Other Thoughts: It seems that most manufacturers have abandoned ATA133 these days. Still, with three of these in a RAID5 on a 3ware 7500 64-bit 66MHz PCI RAID controller, I'm seeing Sandra results that are right up there with the 2-drive SATA RAID0's. I'll take that kind of performance with the added security of RAID5, TYVM!

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  • Dusty S.
  • 9/17/2007 2:58:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hard drive

Pros: This drive is very quiet, fast, and works great all the way around. Not one issue.

Cons: Nothing found as of yet

Other Thoughts: I would recomend this anytime. and with that price. no better than that.

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  • Richard T.
  • 9/14/2007 6:00:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Extremely quiet - perfect for Tivo DVR runs Cool

Cons: none observed yet

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  • Josh V.
  • 9/14/2007 4:03:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFine Drive

Pros: Fast, quiet, 5gigs/dollar!

Cons: What's not to like?

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  • Timothy P.
  • 9/11/2007 11:18:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well in External Enclosure

Pros: Works well paired with an FireWire External Enclosure and Mac OS X. Partitioned painlessly with disk utility using a 3 partition set-up (one for a cloned back-up of my laptop's start-up drive, two for additional space).

Extremely quiet compared to the Seagate 120 GB drive it replaces (which itself was pretty quiet. It's not much faster, but then it's probably as limited by the Bus as anything.

Price is great for the storage!

Cons: None to this point.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/11/2007 7:35:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsSo far so Good

Pros: It's a biggun & it's priced nicely. Worked fine right out the box. (That never happens with me whenever I install hardware.)

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: Was kinda worried when I saw that noone had written any reviews for it at the time, when I ordered it last week, but so far it has done nothing but shown me that it's a good drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/8/2007 9:56:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMaxtor or Seagate ?

Pros: It was easy to install. Used Seagate DiscWizard to partition and Ghost to copy Windows C Partition and D partition data on 160 Gig drive. Had it up and running in a little over an hour.

Much 3-5x faster than my other 160 Gig 7200 rpm drive.

Loads of storage space.

Works great on netweork for file transfer from other PC's using FTP. Fast !

Great Price!

16MB cache

Cons: Limited documentation.
Warranty only 3 years, but great price.

Almost no info on internet on this drive.

Other Thoughts: Based on info I can find, this appears to have perpendicular recording on platters.

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