Onze Russische vrienden van iXBT-Labs hebben een review losgelaten van de Abit Hot Rod 66 ATA-66 controller. Zoals gewend van iXBT-Labs is de review erg verzorgd en uitgebreid.
Frankly speaking, there isn't much to comment on, because we got what we actually expected to get: a slight performance increase following a slight increase of the processor utilization. Again, the results are very illustrative. They show that the applications, which have to process large files (sound editor - Sound Forge 4.0, graphics editor - Adobe Premiere 4.2, well-known Adobe Photoshop 4.0), can hardly boast any significant gain (and the loss you have probably noticed by Fireball CX in Sound Forge is the result of averaging the values). And as for the applications working with smaller files, they appear to have greater gains. In this respect C++ compiler is situated somewhere in-between. And which was really pleasant, it's the fact that if the device does not support Ultra DMA/66, Hot Rod 66 works at least as it usually should and not a little worse.