Test Setup And Throughput Diagrams
|CPU||Intel Core i7-920 (45nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L2 Cache)|
|Motherboard (Socket 1366)||Supermicro X8SAX Revision: 1.1, Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R, BIOS: 1.0B|
|RAM||3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX|
|HDD||Seagate NL35 400GB ST3400832NS, 7,200 RPM, SATA/150, 8MB Cache|
|Graphics||ATI Radeon HD 3450 256MB DDR2 Memory|
|Power Supply||OCZ EliteXstream 800W OCZ800EXS-EU|
|Performance Measurements||HD Tach 3.01|
|System Software & Drivers|
|Operating System||Windows Vista Ultimate SP1|
|Intel Chipset||Chipset Installation Utility 18.104.22.1687|
|AMD Graphics||Radeon 8.12|
|Intel Matrix Storage||22.214.171.1247|
SimpleDrive III: 2TB (USB 2.0)
The USB 2.0 throughput diagram is typical--you get a constant throughput of more than 30 MB/s.
G-Technology G-Drive 1TB (FireWire 400)
FireWire 400 on the G-Technology hard drive is faster, as it delivers roughly 40 MB/s read speeds and a bit more than 30 MB/s write speeds.
G-Technology G-Drive 1TB (FireWire 800)
FireWire 800 is even better with 80 MB/s read speeds and a bit more than 60 MB/s write speeds. The diagram also clearly shows that the drive’s performance decreases a bit as you get closer to the end of the medium.
G-Technology G-Drive 1 TB (eSATA)
The eSATA throughput diagram underscores how this interface is the only one that doesn’t pose a bottleneck to the hard drive. All other diagrams mainly display a horizontal line, while the eSATA diagram reveals the true performance of the hard drive that G-Technology uses.
G-Technology G-Drive 1 TB (USB 2.0)
The G-Drive also supports USB 2.0, and it’s slightly faster than the SimpleDrive III.