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Hitachi UltraStar 146Z10, Continued

A Latecomer Compared: Hitachi's UltraStar 146Z10 vs. Fujitsu, Maxtor and Seagate
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As usual, the jumpers are located on the bottom of the drive. While this standard placement reduces the design costs for the manufacturer, it makes life harder for the user whenever a change becomes necessary - for example, when drives are added.

Memory made in the USA: 8 MB SDRAM by Micron.

Test Configuration

Test System
Processor Intel Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz
256 kB L2-Cache (Willamette)
Motherboard Intel D845EBT, Intel 845E chipset
RAM 256 MB DDR/ PC2100, CL2, Infineon
Controller i845E UltraDMA/100 controller (ICH4)
Adaptec 39320D-R, Ultra320 SCSI
Display Adapter NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400
Network Card 3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit
OS Windows XP Pro 5.10.2600
Service Pack 1
Benchmarks and Tests
Office Applications ZD WinBench 99 - Business Disk Winmark 2.0
High-End Applications ZD WinBench 99 - High-End Disk Winmark 2.0
Performance Measurements HD Tach 2.61, c't h2benchw
I/O performance Intel I/O-Meter
Drivers and Settings
Graphics Driver NVIDIA reference driver 29.42
Drivers Intel Application Accelerator 2.3
DirectX Version 9.0
Resolution 1024x768, 16 bit, 85 Hz refresh
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