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How can you, say, compare one hard drive to the other? Say compare a 7200-RPM 8 MB cache drive to a 5400-RPM 2 MB cache using benchmarks and numbers? :confused:
 

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I just tried Xbench 1.1 on my WD 8Meg cache and my Quatium 7200 2 meg cache, there both running OSX 10.2.6 and the WD has a score of 90.66 and the Quatium has a score of 82.81, The disk test on the WD is a 108.45 and the quatium is 56.88.

Both harddrives are on the same computer.
 

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I've found Xbench to be very unreliable - it gives wildly different numbers between runs on the same machine: One run, I'd get a 68.35 for the machine number, on another, 74.15. On one run, 534.81 Mflop/sec for vecLib FFT, 1.52 Gflop/sec. WTF?!
 

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I ran both benchmarks 3 times and the last 2 on both were the same numbers.

When I put in my WD 8meg cache it feels faster.
Just my 2 cents.


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Hey thats a interesting site, can see why my WD seems faster than the Quatium.

Lots depends on what you do with the drive, that maxtor drive kicks WD ass

Thanks
 
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