February 12, 2001

Maxtor ships a smaller, simpler hard drive

Author: JT Smith

Maxtor takes an unusual step -- some might say a backwards step -- in the "bigger is always better" world of hard drive manufacturing by debuting is latest hot product: a 15GB disc. The key here isn't capacity but increased reliability, as those fifteen gigs were designed to be unusually sturdy, utilizing a single platter, one read/write head, and a latching mechanism to hold everything in place. The new drive is available now for $90 MSRP. Full story at PC World.

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