Now let’s check the performance of our testing participants when they work via FireWire interface.
In FAT32 file system the laurels belong to WD2500B007. Maxtor 5000DV falls quite far behind the leader. This result could have been caused by the model of the involved FireWire controller.
In NTFS file system the overall performance of both testing participants is lower than in FAT32. WD2500B007 is again far ahead of the rival.
The HDDs tested in 32GB logical partition formatted in FAT32 demonstrate indisputable leadership of the WD2500B007 over Maxtor 5000DV solution. Although the gap between the two is not that enormous, the leadership of the WD solution is indisputable.
The use of NTFS file system results into a significant performance drop by both testing participants, though Maxtor’s performance dropped almost twice.