Slidax wrote:Needless to say its going back and im getting another MAXTOR which have been serving me well as of late
Lol. I think you and I are the only 2 people who actually like Maxtor drives.
Of course, that's after using the Hitachi Feature Tool.
Slidax wrote:...if you're purely after every bit of performance you can get, seagate seems to be the way to go. im curious how the burst speed is only what one would expect for a sata1 drive.. although the maxtor and a 7200.9 ive tested in the past (both sata2) scored > 200 burst speeds...
No worries mate.
You just forgot to remove the jumper which will enable SATA 2.5. Instructions will be on the top label. Thanks for the updates and pic.
winguy wrote:...Anyone knows the platter density of 6V320F0?...
I believe it's 3 x 106.67GB whilst the 6V300F0 is 3 x 100GB. The DM10 320GB is a very rare hard drive that was only around for a short time. I was hoping Maxtor would come out with a 2 x 160GB before they went bye-bye.
You can find out the number of platters in a Maxtor drive by looking at the second character in the SN located on the drive and the retail box. For example, a SN starting with V6
....., means the drive has 6 heads. With a max of 2 heads per platter, you can deduce that it has 3 platters.
andyb wrote:This morning I fitted a 250GB 7200.10 SATA into someones PC, over the last week I have played with it a little, and benchmarked it.
Thanks for the update. I believe that particular drive has 2 x 166.67GB platters and 3 heads, not 100% sure. Sometimes I wish that I had Superman's x-ray vision.