Maxtors MaxAttach 6000 gives IT managers more storage for their dollars and bests the performance of its predecessors because of hardware improvements. However, to compete in the enterprise space, the MaxAttach needs to ratchet up performance a notch.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // With its ability to scale more than 5 terabytes of storage and its built-in state-of-the-art hardware components, the MaxAttach 6000 NAS appliance will not become outdated quickly. PROS // Plug and Play NAS system; higher capacity than SCSI devices; strong hardware redundancy; scalable. CONS // Performance not quite up to par with SCSI-based NAS; sluggish Web GUI. Maxtor Corp., Milpitas, Calif.; (408) 894-5000; www.maxtor.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The Microsoft SAK interface makes the MaxAttach 6000 fairly easy to set up, especially for users familiar with Windows 2000.