The shift to NTFS file system reveals the advantage of Maxtor 5000DV drive over the solution from Western Digital in Windows and Programs patterns, which contain a lot of smaller files. And in the remaining three patterns the competitors perform more or less equally.
Data reading is done faster by Maxtor 5000DV: it wins in all patterns here. Its advantage is most evident when it reads larger files.
Maxtor drive copes faster with file copying within a single partition, as it manages to leave WD2500B007 a little behind.
However, during file copying from one partition to another the victory goes to WD2500B007. It defeats the opponent in all patterns. It is probably again higher access time value of Maxtor 5000DV drive that tells here.