Maxtor announced the third generation of MaXLine

After announcing the plan for wireless hard drive, Maxtor has launched the follow-up to its MaXLine products with MaXLine III. MaXLine III is a high capacity storage that employs the native SATA technology as well as offering hot-plugging, 16Mb buffer, and ability to be integrated with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives in a single SAS system.

Hard drive supplier Maxtor Corp. has announced the MaXLine III hard drive. The high-capacity, native SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) drive is the third generation of the MAXLine technology. The MAXLine III drive is on the market to meet the needs of the midline market, where capacity and reliability are what counts, according to a Maxtor spokesperson.

"These days, everyone's being asked to do more with less," said Paula Swanson, product marketing manager at Maxtor. "We're creating and retaining more and more information, and more content-rich information, and therefore consuming more and more storage. This product release is really about high-capacity, native SATA, SATA II features, and high reliability."

MaXLine drives feature 16Mb buffer – a claimed first for the industry - and are designed to the enterprise standard of 1 million hour mean time to failure (MTTF). With SATA II features including native command queuing (NCQ), capacity up to 300Gb, 7200 RPM speed, MAXLine is targeted at providing cost-effective storage for midline and nearline applications, such as fixed-content storage and disk-to-disk back up.

"MAXLine isn't necessarily designed for a specific industry, but for any market that needs to store fixed data," Swanson told eChannelline. "It's for use in enterprise markets, where high reliability is needed, for example where regulatory requirements are high, such as financial services, life sciences, and the health care sector."

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