Eagle Consus ReviewPropane - July 30, 2008
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Now what good would a review of this Eagle Consus be, if it didn't have spiffy charts showing how well (or how bad) it preforms in real life? Well, this is where all those graphs are going to be found. To get a good idea of how this preforms, I will be using OCC's standard test hard drive (1 x Seagate 750GB SATA) in the enclosure and will be testing it against the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini (250GB), as well as a Western Digital Cavaiar that is connected directly to my computer's SATA bus.
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 (333x8)
- Motherboard: Gigabyte X48-DQ6 w/BIOS F7b
- Memory: Mushkin XP2 8000 Redline 2 x 2GB 5-5-5-12
- Video Card(s): Asus EN8800GT
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800watt Modular Power supply
- Hard Drive: 1 x Western Digital Cavaiar 500GB
- O/S: Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
- External USB: Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini (250GB)
- Internal SATA: Western Digital Cavaiar 500GB
- Average Transfer Rate (HD Tune)
- Access Time (HD Tune)
- Burst Rate (HD Tune)
- CPU Usage (HD Tune)
- Physical Disk Drive Index(SiSoftware Sandra Professional XIIc)
- Physical Disk Access Time(SiSoftware Sandra Professional XIIc)
- File Systems (SiSoftware Sandra Professional XIIc)
- Transfer of a 10, 100, and 500 Mb test file (.zip format)
HDTune measures disk performance to make comparisons between drives or disk controllers.
Sandra is a benchmarking utility designed to test all areas of a computer system. The area we are going to be looking at is the Physical Disk Performance and File System portion.
Test file transfer:
These test files are created by OCC and used on all of our test suites like these. Time is measured by stopwatch.
The two external drives paired up pretty close to each other while the internal Cavaiar blew them both away. This is to be expected as the internal drive has no extra interefaces between it and the PC.