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Maxtor introduces SATA MaXLine III series

Maxtor introduced SATA MaXLine III hard drives that feature 16MB buffers. Novelties are designed for corporate systems, have MTTF of 1 million hours, support NCQ (up to 32 instructions execution to improve storage subsystem bandwidth), have 7200rpm rotation speed, up to 300GB capacities and features Maxtor MaxCommand technology that implies two processors for effective load balancing.

As for other features, they include support for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives. Besides, the Serial in a Box architecture provides disk scalability for organizing data centres.

A MaXLine III drive features three plates and has 250GB or 300GB capacity. The volume production is to start next month, but drives are already available for testing. The company also plans to introduce ATA/133 at some later time.

  250GB 300GB
ATA/133 16MB buffer 7B250R0 7B300R0
SATA/150, 16MB buffer 7B250S0 7B300S0
Plates 3
Heads 6
Sector/Block 512 B
RPM 7200
Average read seek 9.3ms
Track-to-Track read/write 0.8ms
Recoverable read errors/bits <10 per 1012
Unrecoverable read errors/bits <1 per 1015
Size 101x147x25mm
Weight 630g

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