Performance in X-bit FC-Test
We tested the drives in the new version of our File Copy Test using our traditional five sets of files; we also created another partition of the hard disk drive, besides the main 32GB partition, so that we could measure the speed of copying between two partitions. We ran the test for two file systems, FAT32 and NTFS.
FAT32 comes first. It is beyond doubt that the Maxtor 5A300J0 works better through its native interface, Ultra ATA. The same drive takes the second place in the STLab rack and connected via FireWire. The remaining configurations are not so easily classified. Overall, it seems like the Maxtor OneTouch with the FireWire interface wins more tests over the Maxtor 5A300J0 in the STLab rack and with USB 2.0. Well, the last configuration, the Maxtor B14D300 with USB 2.0, is not at all hopeless and sometimes even takes the third place.