Everyone has their own opinion on hardware these days. Hard drives have been one of the few components that most people have brand loyalty to for years and years. I have owned Western Digital and Samsung hard drives, but I had larger storage needs and needed a little more space. I decided to try a new brand, and this can lead to a change in brand loyalty. I chose a Maxtor due to their reasonable price and quality.
“P” in model number denotes 8 MB Buffer / “R” denotes 16MB Buffer
Maxtor provides you with every thing that you would need to install this device as an extra storage drive. It comes with an ATA cable, mounting hardware, documentation, and Maxtor’s installation/partitioning software (MaxBlast™ 4). The drive itself is well packaged in the box almost centered in a plastic pedestal supported from both sides, and the drive is wrapped in an anti-static bag. Maxtor does take pride in their products!