Keeping in mind that this drive features pretty specific application, we decided to test it according to a much simpler scenario, which would reveal its peculiar features. We were aiming at finding out how fast the files could be copied to and read from this storage device, which is exactly the type of work Maxtor designed its device for. That is why we limited the number of tests carried out by FC-Test. All the other testing techniques remained the same: we had five patterns differing by the number and size of the files they contain.
The first diagram shows the file write (create) speed. We see that the drive performs pretty slowly during this type of tasks. When it works with the patterns containing few larger files the write speed is hardly above 5MB/s. When we switch to the other two patterns consisting of a large number of smaller files, the rate drops down to 1MB/s max.
The second diagram shows how fast the drive can actually read data. Unfortunately, there is nothing to boast here as well. The maximum read speed our drive demonstrated in this test reaches only 7MB/s, which can hardly be considered an impressive result. In case of the two patterns working with a lot of small files the read speed drops down dramatically.