Now, let’s see how the HDDs perform in the same tests when formatted in NTFS.
The HD-227U2 outperforms its FireWire-interface brother thanks to the change of the file system. The Fujitsu is indifferent to the file system type: it is still the slowest device with every file-set.
The read test in NTFS produces the same results as in FAT32: the Fujitsu is as fast as the Transcend and both are outperformed by the Western Digital in the ISO file-set. The FireWire-interfaced drive is in the lead again.
The HDDs take the same places in the Copy Near test. The Fujitsu is the slowest of them while the HD-227FW is the leader. Its brother HD-227U2 outperforms it on small files, though.
The change of the file system does not affect the standings of the HDDs in the Copy Far test.