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A-DATA Nobility N002 128GB USB 3.0 + SATA-II Portable HDD (Page 11)

Chris Ramseyer | Apr 9, 2010 at 01:19 am CDT - 0 mins, 57 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: A-DATA

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1
Developer Homepage: http://www.passmark.com
Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com


Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

A-DATA Nobility N002 128GB USB 3.0 + SATA-II Portable HDD 25 | TweakTown.com

The advanced disk tests in Passmark show how the lack of NCQ can affect a drives performance when reading and writing very small files. Here we see that even though the needed bandwidth is lower than the maximum USB 3.0 and SATA II can move data, the small files take longer to move over USB 3.0.

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