|2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
|Asus NCL-DS (Socket 604)Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
|Corsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
|System Hard Drive
|Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB120 GB, 7,200 rpm, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
|Test Hard Drive I
|Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641500 GB, 7,200 rpm, 16 MB Cache, SATA/300
|Mass Storage Controller(s)
|Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)Silicon Image SATALink SiL3512Driver 18.104.22.168Promise FastTrak TX4310Driver 2.06.1.310Promise SATA 300TX4Driver 22.214.171.124
|Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
|On-Board GraphicsATI RageXL, 8 MB
|c’t h2benchw 3.6PCMark05 V1.01
|System Software & Drivers
|Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition,Service Pack 1
|Intel Chipset Installation Utility 126.96.36.1995
|Default Windows Graphics Driver
Performance When Backing Up USB Devices
We used photos from our robocopy benchmark as the standard backup for digital still cameras. The test setup consists of 395 files with 1 GB in total size.
The Memina Rocket 4 GB and Crucial Gizmo ! 2 GB USB drives were compared with a Casio EX-750 camera to see if the data transfer rate would vary from device to device :
Indeed, it looks like the Thecus N1050 will work only as fast as the USB devices you use along with it. The USB flash drives worked quickly, but the Casio EX-750 digital camera was markedly slower, with almost half the transfer speed of the Memina Rocket drive. The camera took six minutes and 50 seconds to transfer 1 GB of data, while the Memina Rocket drive did the same job in four minutes and 20 seconds.
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