A Latecomer Compared: Hitachi's UltraStar 146Z10 vs. Fujitsu, Maxtor and Seagate

Hitachi UltraStar 146Z10, Continued

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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