Maxtor Corp. is shipping the US$399.95 Maxtor 300GB Hard Drive Retail Kit, which offers an Ultra ATA/133 interface. The upgrade kit includes an install guide, Ultra ATA/133 cable, and mounting screws.
The Ultra ATA/133 interface offers up to 33 percent faster maximum throughput than Ultra ATA/100, according to Maxtor. The Maxtor 300GB Hard Drive Retail Kit is designed for powers users who tackle such tasks as high-intensity gaming and digital video editing. Maxtor says the 300GB model can hold up to 462 games, 75,000 four-minute MP3 tunes, or 300,000 high-resolution digital photos.
The retail kit sports an 8MB cache. It’s compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6-9.x.