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Portable Storage Carried to Excess

Test Setup, Transfer Diagrams

System Hardware
Processors2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core), 3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
PlatformAsus NCL-DS (Socket 604), Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAMCorsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.), 2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar WD1200JB, 120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage Controller(s)Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)Promise SATA 300TX4Promise FastTrak TX4310 Driver 2.06.1.310
NetworkingBroadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics SubsystemOn-Board Graphics, ATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Hardware
Performance Measurementsc't h2benchw 3.6PCMark05 V1.01
I/O MeasurementsIOMeter 2003.05.10Fileserver-Benchmark, Webserver-Benchmark, Database-Benchmark, Workstation-Benchmark
I/O Performance While power measuredIOMeter 2006.07.27Workstation-Benchmark, Streaming-Benchmark
System Software and Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform DriverIntel Chipset Installation Utility 7.0.0.1025
Graphics DriverDefault Windows Graphics Driver

Transfer Diagram: Buffalo Microstation Portable Silicon Disk

Transfer Diagram: Chaintech Apogee SSD

Transfer Diagrams: LaCie Little Big Disk Quadra 1 TB