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Maxtor DiamondMax 10 SATA Hard Disk Specifications

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Feature Summary:

  • Serial ATA/150 and Ultra ATA/133 interfaces

  • Native command queuing for enhanced efficiency

  • Quiet Drive Technology for acoustics-sensitive applications

  • Whisper-quiet fluid dynamic bearing motors

  • Maxtor Shock Protection and Data Protection Systems for greater reliability

Specification Summary:

  • Formatted capacity: 80, 120 160, 200, 250 and 300GB

  • Average seek time: <9.0

  • Rotational speed: 7200 RPM

  • 8MB and 16MB cache buffers

  • SATA/150 Interface

  • Native Command Queuing

  • Fluid Dynamic Bearings

  • Maxtor Shock Protection System

  • Maxtor Data Protection System


SATA 150/ 8 MB cache 80, 120, 160, 200 GB
SATA 150/16 MB cache 250, 300 GB

Performance Specifications

Rotational Speed:

7200 RPM

Buffer Size for 80GB, 120GB, 160GB, 200GB

8 MB 

Buffer Size for 250GB, 300GB

16 MB

External Transfer Rate(MB/sec)

SATA 150

Average Seek (ms)


Average Latency (ms)


Reliability Specifications

Start/Stop Cycles (min)


Component Design Life (min) 

5 years 

Annualized Return Rate (ARR)


Environmental Limits 


Operating (C) 

0 to 60 

Non-operating (C) 

-40 to 71 

Physical Dimensions

Width (max mm)


Height (mac mm)


Length (typical mm)


Weight (max lb)


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