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6 IDE Hard Disc Drives between 15 and 30 GBytes

Test Setup And Benchmarks

Test System
CPUIntel Celeron, 500 MHz
MotherboardIWill W100, i810 Chipset
RAM128 MB SDRAM, 7ns (Crucial/Micron or Wichmann Workx ) CL2
IDE Controlleri810 UltraDMA/66 Controller (ICH)
Graphics Cardi810 On-Board Graphics
Network3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit
Operating SystemsWindows 98 SE 4.10.2222 AWindows 2000 Pro 5.00.2195
Benchmarks and Measuring
Office Applications BenchmarkZD WinBench 99 - Business Disk Winmark 1.2
Highend Applications BenchmarkZD WinBench 99 - Highend Disk Winmark 1.2
Additional Content Creation BenchmarkZD Content Creation Winstone 2000
Performance TestsZD WinBench 99 - Disc Inspection Test
Temperature MeasurementsUsing the motherboard's monitoring port and a thermistor, we give you the highest temperature value measured on the drive's surface. All drives ran two hours to ensure they were at working temperature.
Noise MeasurementWe built our own noise measurement crate to avoid influences from other noise sources.
Environment Settings
Graphics DriverIntel i810 Reference Driver for Windows 98
IDE DriverIntel Busmaster DMA Drivers 5.01
DirectX Version7.0a
Screen Resolution1024x768, 16 Bit, 85 Hz Refresh