|CPU||Intel Celeron, 500 MHz|
|Motherboard and Graphics||Asus CUSL2-LS, i815E Chipseton-board graphics|
|RAM||128 MB SDRAM, 7ns (Crucial) CL2|
|IDE Controller||i815 UltraDMA/100 Controller (ICH2)|
|SCSI Controller||Adaptec AIC-7899 Ultra-160|
|Network||3COM 905TX PCI 100 Mbit|
|Operating Systems||Windows 2000 Pro 5.00.2195 SP1|
|Benchmarks and Measurements|
|Office Applications Benchmark||ZD WinBench 99 - Business Disk Winmark 1.2|
|Highend Applications Benchmark||ZD WinBench 99 - Highend Disk Winmark 1.2|
|Low Level Benchmarks||HD Tach 2.61|
|Performance Tests||ZD WinBench 99 - Disc Inspection Test|
|Graphics Drivers||Intel i815 Reference Drivers 4.3|
|Storage Drivers||IDE: Intel Busmaster DMA Driver 6.03SCSI: Adaptec Ver. 3.5|
|Screen Resolution||1024x768, 16 Bit, 85 Hz Refresh|
When I was setting up the drive, I encountered the problem that Windows 2000 was not able to format the 180 GB drive with FAT32. In this test situation, it was easier to create a 100% NTFS partition in Windows 2000 without any problems and that's what we used for our benchmark setup. You can use the commands Fdisk and Format in Windows 98 to create a FAT32 partition that can be read by Windows 2000, but Fdisk will report it as being a maximum of 40 GB (total capacity modulo 64). You'll have to enter '100%' to create a full sized partition. Tom addressed the Fdisk issue in Special Problem - FDISK on Arrays Larger than 64 GB .
Hard disk manufacturers specify disk size in 1 GB = 1 Billion Bytes (10^9). The binary logic of operating systems instead defines 1 GB = 2^30 = ~1.073 * 10^9. This difference always results in a lower reported size. In the case of the Barracuda the 181.6 GB calculate into 168 GB formatted size.
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