Samsung SpinPoint SP2514N - UltraATA/100
In contrast to earlier drive models, all UltraATA models in the latest P120 generation come exclusively with an 8 MB cache. The performance this offers is by and large in the same league as that provided by the SATA version SP2504C: 14.4 instead of 14.2 ms access time is within the bounds of measuring accuracy. The maximum transfer rate is a touch slower at 70.4 MB/s, but for that the average value is slightly better. Interface performance is average at 81 MB/s while we actually recorded almost 90 MB/s in the lab.
A Familiar Picture: 8 MB cache from the maker and a classic UltraATA interface including master/slave option (below).
|Processor||Intel Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz256 kB L2 cache (Willamette)|
|Motherboard||Intel 845EBTIntel 845E chipsetBIOS BT84520A.86A.0024.P10|
|Memory||256 MB DDR/PC2100, CL2.0Micron/Crucial|
|Controller||i845E UltraDMA/100 controller (ICH4)On-board USB 2.0On-board FireWire|
|Graphics Card||ATI Radeon SDRAM, 32 MB|
|Network||3COM 905TX PCI 100 MB|
|OS||Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600Service Pack 1|
|Benchmarks & Measurements|
|Office Performance||ZD WinBench 99 - Business DiskWinmark 2.0 c't h2benchw|
|High-End Performance||ZD WinBench 99 - High-End Disk Winmark 2.0|
|Performance Measurements||c't h2benchw 3.6|
|I/O Performance||IOMeter 2003.05.10|
|Drivers & Configuration|
|Graphics Driver||5.1.2001.0 (Windows XP Standard)|
|IDE Drivers||Intel INF Drivers 5.02.1003|
|Resolution||1024x768, 16 Bit, 85 Hz refresh|
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