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HP Colorado 20GB tapestreamer review

Glenn gaf me een link naar een heftige review van de HP Colorado 20GB Tape Drive. Hieronder een stukkie:

My initial benchmarks were fairly impressive. I tested on an Athlon 600 with an SD-11 motherboard, and a Quantum Fireball Plus KA hard drive. I almost forgot, I tested the internal version of the HP Colorado. During my mass-copy test, of 12 GB of data straight from the hard drive, the numbers hit up to 1 MB/sec at peak points (pretty fast for a tape drive). Still, this is pretty far from HP's claimed number, 1.5MB/sec. Even a marginally faster transfer rate makes all the difference in tape backup, as it could save you over a half an hour of hardcore number crunching backup.

Still, there has never (you heard me) been a PC hardware product on the market that has performed to spec. Maybe in magical blue-monkey electric rainbow leprechaun land you could get a Voodoo3 3000 to pump out 333 megatexels per second, but the real world is where we live, and I guess we'll just have to deal with marketing hype.

Overall, the HP drive was able to edge out my equivalent Seagate 20GB Travan drive in the benchmark area. The difference was negligible, but there. However, the HP manual and instructions were far better than those of Seagate, and had everything and a little more in the software area.

Check de rest van de info hier.

Door Tweakers

31-10-1999 • 16:43

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Bron: FPS3D.com

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