Now that that is out of the way, LVD SCSI is a must have for the performance maniac like myself. While the Mako does not get our AGN gold award, it is still a damn good drive. We found the drive to be a tad bit slower, warmer, and louder than the Cheetah 18LP, but we were still left with a damn good impression of the drive.
The extra cache on the drive helps to make the drive a bit faster than those we compared to when performing heavy data transfer tasks. This makes the drive better suited to server based applications and more at home in the A/V users system than drives with standard 1MB cache. For the heavy A/V user, the Mako may actually be the smarter choice. In every day tasks, we would have to say that the Mako comes in a close second to the Cheetah 18LP.." NULL