Tech Review heeft een Quantum Fireball KX op de testbank gepijnigd en vergeleek deze ATA66 schijf met de 7200rpm collega's van Maxtor en Western Digital:
As you can see, the KX is not the fastest drive on the market, but it holds its own and even out performs the Maxtor DM Plus 6800 under the Windows 98 High End Disk mark. Coming in 18% slower than the Plus 6800 and 11% slower than the Expert under Windows 98 Business Disk mark shows that the KX is limited in this one area, possibly due to its smaller 512k of cache. Coming back to take second under the High End Disk mark in Windows 98 shows an 8% trailing compared to the Expert, and a 4% lead over the Plus 6800.
Taking a look at NT scores reveals that the Quantum has quite a bit of potential, placing second behind the Plus 6800. Under the Business Disk mark the KX leads the Expert by 3% and trails the Plus 6800 by a larger 14% margin. Under the High End Disk mark the KX leads the Expert by 5% and trails the Plus 6800 by 5%.
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