July 31, 2001

Hard drive transfers hit higher speeds

Author: JT Smith

PC World: "To prevent slowdowns as hard drive transfer rates climb, Maxtor unveils Tuesday
its new Ultra Advanced Technology Attachment/133 standard.

The new standard, dubbed "Fast Drives," builds upon the existing Ultra ATA/100, but offers transfer rates at
133MBps. That's a 33 percent increase, says Simon Broadbent, technical marketing manager at Maxtor.

Best of all, the new standard should represent a relatively painless move, as it is completely backward compatible
with the existing ATA/66 and ATA/100 standards, he says. You can even use the same cable."


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