Cheaper, Faster and More Versatile: External Hard Drives from CoolMax, Maxtor and Seagate

Test Setup

Processor Intel Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz
256 kB L2 Cache (Willamette)
Motherboard Intel 845EBT
Intel 845E Chipset
BIOS BT84520A.86A.0024.P10
Memory 256 MB DDR/PC2100, CL2.0
Controller i845E UltraDMA/100-Controller (ICH4)
On-Board USB 2.0 (ICH4)
On-Board FireWire (Texas Instruments)
Graphics card ATI Radeon SDRAM, 32 MB
Network 3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600
Service Pack 1
Benchmarks & Measurements
Office Performance ZD WinBench 99 - Business Disk
Winmark 2.0 c't h2benchw
High-End Performance ZD WinBench 99 - High-End Disk Winmark 2.0
Performance measurements c't h2benchw 3.6
I/O Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
Drivers & Settings
Graphics driver 5.1.2001.0 (Windows XP Standard)
IDE driver Intel INF Drivers 5.02.1003
DirectX version 9.0c
Resolution 1024x768, 16 Bit, 85 Hz refresh

Data Transfer Diagrams

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