The DiamondMax Plus 740DX significantly build's on the Plus 60
to yield a Workstation
Index (a normalized average of 16, 64, and 256 I/O results) of 160.24, a score that trails the leading competition by just a few points. Not bad at all in a test where Maxtor's drives have lagged in the past!
It should be noted that the Maxtor's low-load performance (fully viewable through the StorageReview.com database) is exceptionally high. Recent research indicates that low queue depths may in fact be more relevant to performance in a large majority of uses. In an experimental index that emphasizes low I/O counts, the D740X possesses the highest score of any ATA drive.