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Magneto-Optical Storage: Fujitsu DynaMO 1300 Pocket

Benchmark Results, Continued

Use of the USB 2.0 interface is an important step since USB 1.1 almost slows the DynaMO 640 Pocket to a halt. However, the results are far below the figures produced by external hard drives. The read speed of a middle-of-the-road model is easily up to five times higher. The difference is even starker when writing: here the complexity of the MO method is abundantly clear.

The ratio of read to write speed with the Fujitsu DynaMO 1300 U2 Pocket is approx. 10:1. It took us 1 hour and 53 minutes to write a 900 MB video file to the MO diskette. Access to the MO disk, though, is fast enough to play a video file without problems.