Writing/reading files from disk to disk
For this benchmark, I created two folders on my primary hdd, one containing a single file of 685Mb big, the other 6419 files good for 455Mb. With the good old stopwatch in one hand and a finger of my other hand on the left mouse button I started copying folders from the primary disk to the test disk and vica versa. Now we will see if 8Mb buffer hdd's are really worth the extra $/?...
Poor Seagate, the numbers tell me you need to retire (for now)! The other 2Mb cache drives are holding up quite well and finally, the 8Mb buffer drives seem to be of some use! Will they be able to make us drool in the last run?
Yes they do! Although the DiamondMax Plus9 is quite a bit slower on the writing part, the two 8Mb buffer proof their worth every penny. It seems this last run was the hardest one, concidering the fallback for the regular Diamond Max while the good ol' Barracuda IV is finally able keeping up with that other 2Mb cache drive, the WD 800BB.