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USB 2.0 as a Multi-Purpose Solution: The External ATA Drive Case from ADS Technologies

Test Setup

Test System
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4, 2 GHz256 kB L2-Cache (Willamette)
MotherboardIntel 845EBT, 845E Chipset
RAM256 MB DDR/PC2100, CL2Micron/Crucial
Controlleri845E UltraDMA/100-Controller (ICH4)On-Board USB 2.0On-Board FireWire
Graphics CardATI Radeon SDRAM, 32 MB
Network3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit
OSWindows XP Pro 5.10.2600
Hard DiskWestern Digital WD1200BB, 120 GBIBM DeskStar 180GXP, 180 GB
CD DriverSamsung SW-240 CD-Recorder
Benchmarks and Measurements
Office ApplicationsZD WinBench 99 - Business Disk Winmark 1.2
High-End ApplicationsZD WinBench 99 - High-End Disk Winmark 1.2
Performance MeasurementsZD WinBench 99 - Disc Inspection TestHD Tach 2.61
Drivers and Settings
Graphics Driver5.1.2001.0 (Windows XP Standard)
IDE DriverIntel Application Accelerator 2.3
DirectX Version8.1
Display Resolution1024x768, 16 Bit, 85 Hz Refresh

Benchmark Results

Data Transfer Performance