Maxtor 500xt in last months PCA

  cdb 22:20 20 Apr 2004

I was looking at getting on of these,as it did well in the review and was shown as a 7200rpm drive.
However looking for it on the net seems to throw up some sites claiming 7200rpm and some claiming 5400rpm (maxtor themselves claim this??)
Does anyone have this external drive that can confirm what speed it runs at, as I would like a faster extenal hard drive to dump all my future camcorder footage onto.

  cdb 22:22 20 Apr 2004

Maxtor 5000XT

  GANDALF <|:-)> 22:30 20 Apr 2004

According to Maxtor...and they should know here 7200 or 5400 will make no difference to the use that you want to use it for.


  cdb 22:44 20 Apr 2004

Yeah, that's what I was looking at.

So PCA printed duff info then?

Doesn't the the drive speed affect data transfer speeds or is it the usb2/fiewire connection that will hinder all external drive speeds?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 22:57 20 Apr 2004

Even with USB2 it will be fast enough, it has firewire so it will be plenty fast.


  Cesar 11:27 21 Apr 2004

I agree with GANDALF <|:-)> I am using it and it's pretty fast.

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