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iBUYPOWER Chimera 4SE Desktop Gaming PC Review - Accessory Port Tests

We take a look at iBUYPOWER's spectacular looking and high performance Chimera 4SE gaming desktop PC in our return to desktop reviews.

| Gaming Desktop PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 3, 2013 3:53 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: iBUYPOWER

HDTune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 5.00

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

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The graphs here really speak for themselves. USB performance is excellent across the board. The eSATA result is a bit off, and despite repeated testing, I could never get it to produce numbers that were a bit more reasonable.

 

I'm chalking it up to Windows 8, but if you're looking to utilize eSATA, you might want to choose a different motherboard just to be safe.

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