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Tagan Icy Box IB-3218 Series Review

Propane    -   August 3, 2008
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Testing:

To complete and round out the review, I am going to run some tests on the Icy Box to see just how well it performs in real world situations. To get a good idea of how it performs, 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 Caviar that is connected directly to my computer's SATA bus, and another external enclosure, the Eagle Consus.

Testing Setup:

 

Comparison Drives:

 

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.

 

 

 




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