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Kingwin F-35 Review

tacohunter52    -   August 27, 2009
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Testing:

The F-35 is extremely easy to fingerprint. Other than that, it is extremely shiny and looks great. So how exactly will it perform? In order to find this out, I'll be running a series of tests from SiSoft Sandra and HDTune. I'll also see how long it takes to transfer a 10MB, 100MB, and 500MB file from one folder to another. I will be testing the F-35 with two different HDDs and compare it to what the HDDs get when they're plugged directly into the motherboard.

Testing Setup:

  • Processor: Intel Pentium E2160
  • Motherboard: ECS 945GCT-M3
  • Memory: Corsair Dominator DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) 2 x 1GB 5-5-5-18
  • Video Card: Nvidia 8400GS
  • Power Supply: Generic 300W
  • Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200.10 SATA
  • OS: Windows Vista Home Basic

 

Comparison Drives:

  • External USB: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200.11 SATA
  • External USB: Western Digital Caviar SE 40GB WD400JD
  • Internal: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200.11 SATA
  • Internal: Western Digital Caviar SE 40GB WD400JD

 

 

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 our test suites like these. Time is measured by stopwatch.

 

 

 

The internal drives obviously outperformed the F-35. What's important was that the F-35, for the most part, wasn't too far behind in performance. Yes, for many tests the F-35 was slower, but most users wouldn't be using this like a normal HDD. Instead, they'd be using it to store files and folders that aren't constantly being used. These could include documents, songs, and whatever else you don't look at every single day. The great thing is that the F-35 performed very close to the internal drives at transferring the OCC files. So when you decide to transfer your life's memoir, you're not going to have to wait five hours for it to finish, unless of course your memoir is 600GB. In which case, not only would you have to wait a while, you also must have had a very interesting and long life.




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