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Performance in FC-Test

Now we will check performance of the hard disk drives with the FC-Test program. Two 32GB partitions are created on the drives and formatted in NTFS and then in FAT32. After that a file-set is created of the hard disk. It is then read from the disk, copied within the same partition and then copied into another partition. The time taken to perform these operations is measured and the speed of the drive is calculated.

To remind you, the Windows and Programs file-sets consist of a large number of small files whereas the other three patterns (ISO, MP3, and Install) include a few large files each.

We’ll discuss the FAT32 results first.

The Fujitsu is on the losing side in this test, taking last place in every file-set. Creating (i.e. writing) files is not its strong point.

The Fujitsu does much better at reading: its high read speed at the beginning of the disk shows up here. It equals the Transcend in four file-sets, being only slower than the FireWire model (and also slower than the Western Digital in the ISO file-set).

The low write speed of the Handy Drive drags it down to last place in the Copy Near test. Top place goes to the FireWire-interface model which enjoys revenge for the defeat in WinBench 99.

The Copy Far results are no different from the Copy Near ones: the same leaders and the same losers.

 
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