Hardware Zone looks at a few things for us today, they first bust
out a review on the Iwill K7S2 SiS 746FX based motherboard...
The SiS 746FX platform is definitely not the star performer that the NVIDIA
nForce2 is, but fortunately, the feature support of the 746FX is kept very much
minimal and yet up to date. This would mean that SiS 746FX motherboards would
actually be very affordable Socket-A platforms with decent performance.
Then they look at a huge HDD... The Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 200GB 7200 HDD!
I would love to have one!!!
Although the DiamondMax Plus 9 is Maxtor's biggest and fastest drive in
their performance desktop series, it however left us with a couple of mixed
feelings. In the tests, it did managed to perform admirably well in Winbench
99, and from the scores, we were pretty convinced that it would fit into most
desktops and even low-end workstations very well. However, its poor seek times
did not do it much justice as its performance began to taper off at high workloads.