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Quantum Fireball Plus LM 20.5 GB HDD
Quantum Fireball Plus LM 20.5 GB HDD - PCSTATS
Abstract: Since my first Fireball had served me so well, and I wanted a lot of space, the next drive I bought was a 6.4-gigabyte Fireball ST.
Filed under: Hard Drives/SSD Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Quantum Oct 29 2000   D. Dee  
Home > Reviews > Hard Drives/SSD > Quantum Fireball Plus

The first benchmark

The first benchmark I used was Marcel Weber's CliBench Mk III SMP v0.7.10.

I was rather surprised to see Windows Me come out with the fastest maximum read and write times. Its read maximum was as high as 32 megs per second, a good 25% faster than the highest read rate under Windows 2000 Pro. In case you're wondering, the UDMA/33 controller is not a limiting factor here. I ran some tests with the PCI bus, and thus the onboard UDMA/33 controllers, overclocked, and got similar results. Still, clearly the drive comes close to the limit of the UDMA/33 interface. Interestingly, the minimum numbers were higher under Windows 2000 Pro, and CPU usage was far lower.

Next, I ran Intel's IOMeter under Windows 2000 (it won't run under 9x). The settings were sequential/random 50%/50%, read/write 75%/25%, 1MB access chunks with updates every second (which is why the first two rows have identical results). Each run was 15 minutes in length.

Here, FAT32 is a little faster than NTFS5. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, since NTFS has a lot of reliability and management overhead that FAT32 doesn't.

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Contents of Article: Quantum Fireball Plus
 Pg 1.  Quantum Fireball Plus LM 20.5 GB HDD
 Pg 2.  Fireball Plus LM's basic stats
 Pg 3.  — The first benchmark
 Pg 4.  iSoft's Sandra v7.6.49
 Pg 5.  ZD's WinBench99 v1.1
 Pg 6.  HD Tach 2.61 under WinMe
 Pg 7.  Conclusions

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