This is my first post on this forum and first off, let me thank you guys at SR for providing all this great info on HDDs. Reviews on SR are always a great read and the review of the MaxLine III series is no exception, especially with the revised info on the drive.
In the article it's mentioned that the MaxLine III series equal the DiamondMax 10 series in specs and performance, and vice versa. How do the 8MB DM10s (200GB and below) stack up against the MLIII/high-end DM10s, though?
The thing is, I'm currently in the market for some extra storage speed, but money is somewhat tight, so when I can get 2 DM10 200GBs for the same price as 1 DM10 300GB, I'd choose that unless the performance hit is too high. Also, how much "better" really is the MaxLine series compared to the DiamondMax series, since another option for me would be to get some last-gen MaxLine II Plus 250GB drives at a good price. I'm just a bit concerned about some possible performance issues since the MLIIPs seem to be native (P)ATA drives bridged to SATA.
Someone "in the know", please help me out! Also, I apologize in advance if I've used the inappropriate forum for this.