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Maxtor Corporation today announced it is shipping the new Maxtor Atlas 10K III-U320 73 GB drive, which the company claims is the first 10,000-RPM hard drive featuring the new Ultra320 interface for storing and transferring enterprise-class data at burst speeds up to 320 MB/per second.
According to Maxtor, the Atlas 10K III-U320 drive is fully interoperability with major SCSI and RAID controller manufacturers including Adaptec, ATTO, LSI Logic and Mylex Storage Systems, a business unit of IBM, along with storage solution suppliers Eurologic, nStor, Storcase and Xyratex.
The Maxtor Atlas 10K III-U320, which is now shipping to select Maxtor customers,will continue to ramp over the second quarter. All Atlas 10K III SCSI hard drives are offered in 18 GB, 36 GB, and 73 GB capacities and feature a 4.5 ms seek time, a 8MB cache buffer and a 55MB/second peak sustained data throughput.