The testbench was composed from the following hardware:
CPU: Intel I7 Retail @ stock
Motherboard: Foxconn BloodRage with G42 BIOS
RAM: 3x2GB Patriot PVT36G1600LLK 1600MHz
Video: Sparkle GTX 470 with stock and OMNI A.L.C.
Power Supply: Nexus RX-8500 850W modular
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.11
Case: Thermaltake Armor+ LCS, stock cooling
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
The HDD comes formatted FAT32 and here is the total reported free space:
Inside the enclosure, we can find a Toshiba MK7559GSXP 2.5'' 5400RPM HDD with 8MB cache:
For added value, ADATA offers us to download for free the HDDtoGO application, with the following features:
From the same website, we can download and install the OStoGO utility, which allows us to convert Microsoft Windows Vista/7 Setup DVD to our USB HDD; after the conversion is completed, we can install the same Microsoft OS by booting from the USB HDD instead of DVD boot. Besides the increased transfer speeds using this process, this procedure is welcome by people that own PCs or laptops without optical drives.