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Fastest IDE Hard Drive Ever: IBM Deskstar 75GXP

Data Transfer Performance

Within the first two gigabytes, the DTLA drive is able to provide a read data transfer rate of over 35 MBytes/s. At 50% of the drive capacity, it is still approximately 28 MBytes/s. It is interesting to see that the write performance is significantly less. The drive seems to be using either a slowing write verification system, or it does not use a write cache.

Basically, you find the same results in Ziff Davis' WinBench 99 Disc Inspection Test. As you can see, the DTLA drive is able to outperform its competitors clearly.