6 IDE Hard Disc Drives between 15 and 30 GBytes

Test Setup And Benchmarks

Test System
CPU Intel Celeron, 500 MHz
Motherboard IWill W100, i810 Chipset
RAM 128 MB SDRAM, 7ns (Crucial/Micron or Wichmann Workx ) CL2
IDE Controller i810 UltraDMA/66 Controller (ICH)
Graphics Card i810 On-Board Graphics
Network 3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit
Operating Systems Windows 98 SE 4.10.2222 A
Windows 2000 Pro 5.00.2195
Benchmarks and Measuring
Office Applications Benchmark ZD WinBench 99 - Business Disk Winmark 1.2
Highend Applications Benchmark ZD WinBench 99 - Highend Disk Winmark 1.2
Additional Content Creation Benchmark ZD Content Creation Winstone 2000
Performance Tests ZD WinBench 99 - Disc Inspection Test
Temperature Measurements Using the motherboard's monitoring port and a thermistor, we give you the highest temperature value measured on the drive's surface. All drives ran two hours to ensure they were at working temperature.
Noise Measurement We built our own noise measurement crate to avoid influences from other noise sources.
Environment Settings
Graphics Driver Intel i810 Reference Driver for Windows 98
IDE Driver Intel Busmaster DMA Drivers 5.01
DirectX Version 7.0a
Screen Resolution 1024x768, 16 Bit, 85 Hz Refresh
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