Maxtor Ships 300GB SATA Drive Kits

The Maxtor SATA Ultra16 hard drive kits offer SATA II features including Native Command Queuing for more intelligent hard drive operation.

Maxtor Corp. on Monday announced that it had begun shipping its Maxtor SATA Ultra16 hard drive kits.

The 250GB and 300GB kits are available from most retailers for $239.95 and $279.95, respectively. Parallel ATA Ultra16 hard drive kits will be available in the fourth quarter, according to the company.

The drives themselves contain a 16MB buffer and spin at 7,200 rpm. Each offers a 150M-bps interface speed and SATA II features including Native Command Queuing for more intelligent hard drive operation, and runs quietly with a fluid dynamic bearing motor, Maxtor officials said.

The drive kits do not include a SATA card but include mounting brackets and the Maxtor MaxBlast software.

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