Our 1st appear at a Serial ATA repel, rather honestly, was a small less than inspiring.That is to tell that, still though the SATA 150 standard extends a higher bandwidth user interface and those tidy, thin small cables,the functioning of the 1st repel to hit our bench, a Seagate Barracuda V,was about on par with the average ATA100 or ATA133 repel on the market.Still, as we all know, in this game of technical leapfrog,it doesn't invariably pay to be as well other to adopt the most recent and greatest architecture, for your own personal utilize.
Many times, it pays to sit on the sidelines, as OEMs and producers iron out the kinks in their patterns and tweak them for optimal functioning and constancy. What might not be apparent to the average consumer, considering Serial ATA, is that repel producers have to tune their repel circuitry to expeditiously and robustly accept advantage of the more prominent bandwidth related with Serial ATA, as well as its radically different I/O structure.
As we've assured many times earlier, anytime a groundbreaking computer architecture is brought in to the PC, you can be sure it's becoming to accept approximately time for the product to reach its full possible.A pair of months accept passed afterwards we spent character time with Seagate's 1st SATA extending. Today, Maxtor steps up to the plate with their Diamond Max Plus nine entry into the SATA market. Maxtor has had the deluxe of the past 3 months, to let their 1st SATA repelled Desktop/Workstation repel mature and develop.
The DiamondMax lineage has ever ranked well in functioning and reliability but perhaps not in the upper echelon with Western Digital's exceed end 7200 RPM ATA100 product. On the other hand, SATA engineering contributes in a novel frontier. Today, we've pitted this novel DiamonMax Plus 9 Serial ATA repel from Maxtor, up against a Western Digital Caviar Special version repel and a Seagate Barracuda V SATA repel as well.