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DiamondMax 10 SATA II Install Guide

Explains capacity, installation, and cabling for DiamondMax 10 SATA II drives.

This FAQ applies to Maxtor DiamondMax 10 model numbers:
6B080M0, 6B120M0, 6B160M0, 6B200M0, 6B250S0, 6B300S0, 6V080E0, 6V160E0, 6V200E0, 6V250F0, 6V300F0

Key Features
  • SATA II Interface
  • 8MB or 16MB Cache Buffer
  • Native Command Queuing
  • Burst Data Transfer up to 150MB/sec max. bus speed (SATA)
  • 7200 RPM
  • 9.3 Millisecond average seek time
  • Fluid Dynamic Bearing motor for quiet operation
  • Maximum Capacity of 300.0 GB


"M" in model number denotes 8MB buffer.
"S" in model number denotes 16MB buffer.
SATA = Serial ATA

PLEASE NOTE: Unlike standard ATA drives, Serial ATA drives DO NOT require the use of jumpers to configure the drive. Please disregard any references to jumper settings and Master, Slave and Cable Select configurations in the Installation Guide.

SATA Interface Cable Requirements: 7-pin Serial ATA interface cable (Gen. 1- or Gen. 2-compliant) up to 1 meter in length.