Maxtor announces 40 gig 7200 RPM drive

Wow. I go and get myself a couple of 13.6 giggers in a RAID 0, and Maxtor laughs at my puny 27 gigs of storage. I saw the announcement over at AnandTech regarding this spanky new drive. 40 gigs, 7200 RPM, sub 9ms average seek time, and all the other goodies that are becoming standard on Maxtor’s higher-end drives (2 MB PC100 cache, etc.). The press release also talks about building a RAID 5 with these things using Maxtor’s own “RAIDZONE” disk arrays– anybody know anything about that? Post a comment and let me know.

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    • Anonymous
    • 20 years ago

    *[http://www.consensys.com<]§ for more info. Second: their solution uses one IDE channel PER HARD DRIVE in the raid array. So if you have a Raid 5 Array with 4 drives, you have 4 seperate IDE channels all on the 1 busmastering PCI card. They can get a SUSTAINED date rate of over 70 megaBYTES per second! Thats bytes not bits! Damn Damn fast, but not cheap. They only sell whole solutions $3600 for 64 gig (maybe an old price). I would be very interested in what they charge for 5 of those new Drives setup as Raid 5 though... They have a product they call can of raid (no really, I am not making it up) that holds 5 standard 1\" ide drives in a \"can\" that takes up 3 5.25 half height slots. Hope this is informative. Den

    • Anonymous
    • 20 years ago

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