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Two Portable 500GB Drives Benchmarked (And Dropped)

Test Setup And Access Time Results

System Hardware
Processor(s)2 x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core) 3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1MB L2 Cache
PlatformAsus NCL-DS (Socket 604)Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAMCorsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.) 2 x 512MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar WD1200JB 120GB, 7200 RPM, 8MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage Controller(s)Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)Promise SATA 300TX4Promise FastTrak TX4310 Driver 2.06.1.310
NetworkingBroadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics SubsystemOn-Board Graphics ATI RageXL, 8MB
Performance Measurementsc't h2benchw 3.6 PCMark05 V1.01
System Software and Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform DriverIntel Chipset Installation Utility 7.0.0.1025
Graphics DriverDefault Windows Graphics Driver