PC Insight heeft een reviewtje geschreven van de Quantum Fireball CX 13GB, een 5400rpm ATA/66 harddisk. Hieronder een gedeelte:
The ATA/66 interface has faced severe criticism being accused of delivering mediocre improvements (if any) over the previous ATA/33 interface. But before words start to fly, let us look at the numbers. Take this Quantum drive for example. The maximum burst transfer rate from the disk to the buffer is 241.9 Megabits/sec or 30.24MB/sec. This rate is nearing the limits of the capability of the ATA/33 interface. With internal transfer speeds doubling every three years, the 30.24MB/sec would translate into 60.47MB/sec making the ATA/33 the apparent bottleneck in hard disk performance. ATA/66 was created to give current technology the time and space it needs to grow. So although we may not immediately see the benefits of ATA/66, you certainly will see it in the near future once internal data transfer rates of hard disks start to grow. So be wise and neglect those nasty comments towards the ATA/66 movement and remember, it is not the interface which is not showing the results, but rather the current state of hard disks.
The overall performance of the Quantum Fireball CX 13.0GB is on par if not better than other hard disks of Quantum's competitors operating at the 5400 rpm level. Though this model was released in early 1999, it still qualifies as solid-performer right now in early 2000 with a good number of 7200 rpm out on the market such as Quantum's own Fireball KA and KX models.