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In Win Na External HDD Enclosure Review

damian    -   March 25, 2009
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Testing:

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.

Testing Setup:

  • 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

 

Comparison Drives:

  • External USB: Antec MX-100
  • Internal SATA: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.11 SATA

 

 

Benchmarks:

  • 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)

 

 

HD Tune:

HDTune measures disk performance to make comparisons between drives or disk controllers.

 

 

 

SiSoft Sandra:

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.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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