Performance in Intel IOMeter Workstation Pattern
The drives were working under the workload typical for a workstation, with the maximum request queue depth = 32. Again, we tested the devices in two modes: using their full capacity, and using 32GB of their address space.
The diagram contains overall performance ratings: the Maxtor 5A300J0 is the best again, faster than the OneTouch on any of its interfaces. As for the difference between FireWire and USB connections, it is negligible here.
All three configurations speed up when we use only 32GB of their storage space and there’s a wider gap between the winner, the Maxtor 5A300J0, and the OneTouch drive on any interface. The external drive profits more from a FireWire connection, rather than a USB one.