Welcome Stranger to OCC!Login | Register

Tagan Icy Box IB-3218 Series Review

» Discuss this article (9)


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:



  • 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
Related Products
Random Pic
© 2001-2018 Overclockers Club ® Privacy Policy
Elapsed: 0.5983059406   (xlweb1)