PQI F1 2GB
As the manufacturer has actually promised us, the model with the largest storage capacity, 2GB, appeared in the F1 family later than all the rest. Before that the product range included models with the storage capacity varying from 128Mb to 1GB only. According to the company’s web-site there are no other significant differences between the top model with 2GB storage capacity and all the smaller fellows of the same family.
This model is still marked as 40x, which promises us the data transfer rate of about 6MB/sec.
Testbed and Methods
For our benchmarking needs we used the following software:
- FC-test version 1.0;
- AIDA32 version 3.95.
Our test platform was configured as follows:
- Albatron PX865PE Pro mainboard;
- Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz CPU;
- IBM DTLA-307015 15GB HDD;
- Radeon 7000 32MB graphics card;
- 256MB of RAM;
- Microsoft Windows 2000 OS with Service Pack 4 installed.
We will test the three cards with the help of SanDisk USB card reader from ImageMate, which has already proven to be a highly efficient solution. The memory cards were formatted for FAT16 file system with the default cluster size.