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6Y120L0 120GB

The Maxtor 6Y120L0 120GB is a 0" 120GB Hard Disk Drive.

It uses the IDE interface and has a speed of 7200 RPM.

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Maxtor 6Y120L0 120GB

Drive TypeHard Disk DriveThis defines whether the drive is a large-capacity slower hard disk drive, a smaller-capacity but much faster solid-state drive, or a hybrid
Capacity120GBThe drive storage capacity is the limit to the size of files that can be stored
Release Date01 Jun 2006 The later the release, the more likely manufacturer support will still be around
Cache Size2MBThe bigger the cache, the more data that can be temporarily stored for faster access
Power Required12WHDDs should generally require very little power to run, and SSDs even less
RPM7200 RPMThe higher the RPM, the faster the hard drive, and the faster stored data can be accessed
Drive InterfaceIDEThe interface is the type of motherboard connection and defines the bandwidth limit of the drive

6Y120L0 120GB compatibility review

The Maxtor 6Y120L0 120GB is a hard disk drive, which means it stores data using quickly rotating disks, or platters, that can be read and written on via the moving actuator arm. Hard disk drives generally have a large storage capacity, and so are perfect for large amounts of data. The potential performance is well below that of solid-state drives, but they can definitely still hold their own. The Maxtor 6Y120L0 120GB is a bottom of the range hard disk drive, and should only ever be used as basic data storage.

With a cache of 2MB, the Maxtor 6Y120L0 120GB can store a very small amount of data temporarily. Loading data that has previously been loaded will result in barely any difference in access speed and load duration. At a speed of 7200 RPM, the hard disk drive spins at about the market average for desktop PCs. This speed is widely considered the desktop standard, providing a good balance between reliability, cost, performance, and noise.

With a capacity of 120GB, the Maxtor 6Y120L0 120GB has a tiny amount of storage space for an hard disk drive. The IDE interface is now obsolete, so this hard disk drive would be a poor choice in a modern build. However, it would still function as a very low-end storage device.

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