Bij Power Gamerz is een review te vinden van een 27.3GB grote harddisk van Western Digital. Deze 7200 toeren schijf is voorzien van de ATA-66 interface. Hieronder heb je vast een gedeelte uit de review:
Though ATA-66 hardware technology is not exactly new, it is only recently that it has become cheap enough the for the general public to easily get their hands on. With this in mind, I decided to test out the difference for myself, to see if the extra speed could possibly be worth it. I found a great deal on a Western Digital 27.3 Gig 7200 RPM ATA-66 drive (about $200) and jumped on the bandwagon.
Western Digital has been known for their great customer service, and you can tell from the moment you open the retail box of their new Expert series hard drives. Easy to read step-by-step instructions for those that have never attempted a self-install of a hard drive, as well as the all important EZ-BIOS disk for those poor, unfortuate souls with motherboards that dont' get along with drives over 528 MB or 2.1 GB. Ha!
In my own system, I added the 27 GB drive as a slave on my current 17 GB Maxtor drive. I copied a directory, about 5 gigs in size, to the newly installed and format drive. I then did a simple test: highlight the folder, right click, and choose Properties. Then, wait to see how long it takes to count all the files and size of the folder in bytes. While I heard a little over 1 second of grinding on the Maxtor drive, to see the 5.19 GB of data statistics, the same test on the Western Digital was instananeous. What does this mean? What causes this? 7200 RPM and ATA-66.
"Ultra ATA/66 is the next generation Ultra ATA interface that doubles the current burst data transfer rate to 66.6 MB/s. The high-speed interface allows host computers to send and retrieve data faster, removing bottlenecks associated with system performance."
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