In Win Na External HDD Enclosure Reviewdamian - March 25, 2009
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The In Win Na definitely seems to shine in the aesthetics department, but just where does it fall performance wise? Well to find out, I will be running a series of tests using HDTune and SiSoft Sandra Professional XIIc. I will also test the amount of time it takes to transfer a 10MB, 100MB, and a 500MB file from one folder to another. Since the Na also has an eSATA connection, I will include that in the testing, as well as testing via USB connection.
- Processor: Intel Core2 Dual E7200
- Motherboard: Biostar TPower I45
- Memory: G.Skill DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) 2 x 1 GB 5-5-5-15
- Video Card: nVidia GTX 260 (Core 216)
- Power Supply: Corsair VX550W Power Supply
- Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.11 SATA
- Optical Drive: Lite-on DVD-RW
- OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
- External USB: Antec MX-100
- Internal SATA: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.11 SATA
- Average Transfer Rate (HD Tune)
- Access Time (HD Tune)
- Burst Rate (HD Tune)
- CPU Usage (HD Tune)
- Physical Disk Drive Index (SiSoft Sandra Professional XIIc)
- Physical Disk Access Time (SiSoft Sandra Professional XIIc)
- File Systems (SiSoft 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 In Win Na went toe-to-toe against the Antec MX-100 using USB connectivity and did a great job at keeping up with the internal 1TB SATA hard drive, with the help of eSATA means of connection.