Maxtor has BIGGEST F A S T E S T Firewire Hard Drive!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Shrek, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. WannabeSQ macrumors 6502

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    That's nothing, lacie has 400gb and 500gb firewire drives. The 400 is 7200 rpm with 8mb cache and the 500 is 5400 rpm and 2mb cache. The aerial density alone on these huge drives increases their speed. They are quite spendy, at $850 and $950 respectively.
     
  2. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I don't want to dampen your hopes with this but Lacie have a 500GB out on the market already.

    But this is good news as well yes?
     
  3. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    For $1000. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    And um, hate to correct you but it's not a firewire drive, it's an ATA drive with a firewire interface. I do wish they would migrate to firewire-native drives, but then perhaps when the drives are fast enough to take advantage of FW or FW2 drives, we'll have moved on from the primitive platter-based drives to solid state drives that aren't limited by phyical rotational speed...

    hey, it's a thought :)

    pnw
     
  6. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, one thing I'd like to point out is that the Maxtor 200GB drive takes advantage of Firewire 800. Maybe soon we will see that in the 250GB drive. :)

    Click here.
     

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