Maxtor Corporation has recently announced its fourth-generation 10K SCSI hard disk drive, the Maxtor Atlas 10K IV. Maxtor also announced its plans to launch a program to deliver a 15K class drive after the Atlas10K IV reaches volume shipments. Both drives incorporate Maxtor's proven second- generation U320 SCSI interface - the first-generation Atlas 10K III-U320 has been shipping in volume since April 2002 and is widely available around the world.
The Maxtor Atlas 10K IV continues performance leadership within the industry's 10K class of products with the fastest average seek time of 4.4msec and host sustained data rate of 72 MB/s. The Maxtor Atlas 10K IV combines this performance with capacities of 36GB, 73GB and 146GB, acoustics as low as 3.2 bels, a low profile design, a powerful 8 MB cache and proven reliability that offers discerning enterprise customers a complete storage solution. The Maxtor Atlas 10K IV provides the lowest cost-per-gigabyte at a substantially higher level of performance with industry-leading reliability.