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Flexible All-Rounder: External Drives from Western Digital with 200 and 250 GB

Test Setup

Test System
ProcessorIntel Pentium 2.4 GHz, 256 kB L2 Cache (Willamette)
MotherboardIntel 845EBT, 845E Chipset
Memory256 MB DDR/PC2100, CL2Micron/Crucial
Controlleri845E UltraDMA/100-Controller (ICH4)On-Board USB 2.0On-Board FireWire
Graphics CardATI Radeon SDRAM, 32 MB
Network3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit
OSWindows XP Pro 5.10.2600
Benchmarks and Measurements
Office ApplicationsZD WinBench 99 - Business Disk Winmark 1.2
High-end ApplicationsZD WinBench 99 - Highend Disk Winmark 1.2
Performance MeasurementsZD WinBench 99 - Disc Inspection TestHD Tach 2.61
Drivers and Settings
Graphics Driver5.1.2001.0 (Windows XP Standard)
IDE DriverIntel Application Accelerator 2.3
DirectX Version9
Resolution1024x768, 16 Bit, 85 Hz Refresh

Benchmark Results

Data Transfer Chart With IEEE1394/ FireWire

200 GB

250 GB

Data Transfer Chart With USB 2.0

200 GB

250 GB