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Performance in WinBench 99

Here is the data-transfer graph of the OneTouch III Mini Edition hard disk drive:

You can see that the speed potential of this hard drive is limited by the effective bandwidth of its interface to a speed of a little lower than 31MB/s.

The rest of the tests were performed on a 32GB partition created on the drive. Let’s first see what we have in FAT32:

The results suggest that the new external drive from Maxtor is a little but worse in both the scores than the Seagate which had been released much earlier to the market.

The diagram with the results of the drives in NTFS shows that the Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition is again a little slower than the older drive from Seagate in the High-End Disk WinMark score, which is the more important of the two. The Maxtor scores more Business Disk WinMark points, though.

The diagram that shows the data-transfer speed at the beginning and end of each hard disk helps clear things out. You can see that the external drive from Seagate has better results than its opponent from Maxtor.

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