iXBT heeft weer zo'n lekkere lange IDE roundup in elkaar gezet. In dit tweede deel worden nieuwe 7200rpm schijven van IBM, Quantum en Western Digital (=IBM) getest. Hier is een stukje over de Winmark benchmarks:
Well, let's have a look what we have here. As we have expected the results shown by IBM and WD were almost identical, since they were made basing on the same technology. The only difference between them was the CPU utilization: a bit higher by WD. And the last thing we would like to draw your attention to is the numbers characterizing the harddisks performance while working with FrontPage 98. It is exactly the situation when the buffer size plays a really important role! In fact, the data transfer takes place not to the platter but directly to the buffer. However, it was a bit disturbing that the result obtained turned out more than the bandwidth of ATA/33: 36000000/220=34.3MB/sec. But as for us, we think that this result appeared due to Windows cache used during the benchmarks. Quantum Fireball KA Plus proved the best of all in terms of platter read speed, but then a relatively small buffer size - 512KB compared to 2MB - played the devil with the whole show.
Best wel goeie info voor het geval je op zoek bent naar een nieuwe schijf. Check iXBT voor info & benchmarks.