Performance in FC-Test
We tested the performance of our hard disk drives according to a standard FC-Test algorithm with the help of five patterns differing by the quantity and size of files included into them. We tested in FAT32 and NTFS file systems.
First of all let’s consider the performance of our drives when they worked via USB 2.0 interface.
FAT32 file system demonstrates certain parity during file creation. We see that Maxtor 5000DV is a little faster than the opponent in Windows and Programs patterns and yields to its rival in all other patterns.
File reading shows that Maxtor 5000DV is a little bit faster than WD2500B007 in all patterns. You can notice that this slight advantage gets a little stronger in the patterns working with larger files.
File copying inside a single partition shows that Maxtor 5000DV HDD is faster than the rival from WD. And the gap between the leader and the opponent grows bigger when we get to patterns working with larger files.
When we copy the files from one partition to another, WD2500B007 outperforms Maxtor 5000DV. It was probably cause by the bigger access time of the former leader.