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Rosewill RX81-MP-SC eSATA HDD Enclosure - Testing

Mike takes a look at a nicely equipped external HDD enclosure from Rosewill with eSATA, USB and dual Firewire.

| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Mar 18, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: Rosewill

Testing

 

For our testing purposes, we will be using HD Tach to determine not only overall speeds for data transfer, but also read speeds as well as access times. Tests will be run with a Western Digital 80GB SATA hard drive. We will test the drive installed directly to the mainboard as the baseline, then use different connection methods to determine how well this enclosure handles data transfers.

 

Our test system consists of:

 

Gigabyte 965P-DS4 motherboard (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor

 

2x 1024MB Corsair XMS2-8500-C5 memory (Supplied by Corsair)

 

GeCube X1900XTX graphics (Supplied by GeCube)

 

Western Digital 250GB SATA hard drive

 

Sony 52x CD-ROM optical drive

 

Samsung 16x DVD-R optical drive

 

Results

 

 

Speeds are pretty much where I figured they would be. I have yet to have much difference between the installed performance levels and eSATA and the RX81-MP-SC is no different. Firewire is performing better than USB. Surprisingly, the CPU usage ratings have been improved from previous models while performing in the USB mode. I am generally accustomed to seeing the usage hover in the 8-12% range, but our latest offering from Rosewill have managed to keep it down in the 5% range.

 

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