The last benchmark we are going to consider today is the FC-test, which suits excellently for testing external solutions. It allows measuring the HDD performance in the tasks of primary importance: during reading, writing and copying files. You can read our article devoted to this test here for more details, and we are going to discuss the results now. The table below contains the results obtained from our HDD during reading, writing and copying in MB/sec:
Since the file system type doesn’t affect the results that much, we decided to discuss not all the diagrams in detail.
Here you can see the results for FAT32, because the HDD comes preformatted for this file system.
I assume that you can’t wait to ask how come that such a big 250GB HDD got formatted for FAT32, if the old fdisk.com doesn’t “recognize” HDDs with more than 64GB storage capacity (in reality, it simply doesn’t display their capacity correctly), and if it is impossible to format a HDD bigger than 32GB from Win2K/XP with the available means. Well, I will try to answer. There is the whole lot of wonderful utilities, which allow overcoming the artificial barrier created by Microsoft in the latest Windows versions (I prefer Paragon Partition Wizard, for instance).
Well, here are the diagrams with the results: