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Backup Master: Western Digital Media Center

How Much Does "Mobility" Weigh?

The Media Center can become quite a heavy load to schlep around in your laptop case. Even when it's "naked" it weighs 1.45 kilograms - add a power supply and cable and it weighs in at 1.96 kilograms. These weight values do not take into account FireWire and USB cables.

Test Setup

Hardware
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz256 kB L2 Cache (Willamette)
MainboardIntel 845EBTIntel 845E ChipsetBIOS BT84520A.86A.0024.P10
Memory256 MB DDR/PC2100, CL2.0Micron/Crucial
Controlleri845E UltraDMA/100 Controller (ICH4)On-Board USB 2.0 (ICH4)On-Board FireWire
Graphics CardATI Radeon SDRAM, 32 MB
Network3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit
OSWindows XP Pro 5.10.2600 SP1
Benchmarks & Measurements
Performance MeasurementsZD WinBench 99 - Disk Inspection Testc't h2benchw 3.6
Graphics Driver5.1.2001.0 (Windows XP Standard)
IDE DriverIntel Application Accelerator 2.3
DirectX Version9.0a
Screen Resolution1024x768, 16 Bit, 85 Hz refresh