Before we begin the testing, I would like to comment on some other tests on Fujitsu drives I've seen on the net. When you compare drives, you want to be sure you are comparing as close as possible, the same general operating specifications (such as Cache and RPM). Some websites are pitting the Fujitsu 4200RPM models against 5400RPM models. Some websites compare a 2MB Cache model with a 8MB Cache model. Well, this provides misleading information to the viewer. When comparing drives for a competitive result, reviewers and testers need to be very careful to have the hardware as similar as possible. If they do not, then the hardware which is not in the same spec range, should not be included in the comparison.
Here at DigitalDingus, the objective is to provide you with information that is as accurate as possible, and hopefully that information will give you a better and more pleasant experience when you shop online or at your local store.
What Will The Test Cover?
Since it wouldn't be fair to only present tests when the drive was formatted in FAT32, there will two identical tests. One will be FAT32, and the other will be NTFS format. If you're considering the
macally USB 2.0 PHR-250OTG, then the FAT32 tests will be of interest to you. For data storage purposes, upgrading your notebook, and uses other than FAT32 digital device file transferring, you will probably be more concerned with the NTFS results.
Here is a breakdown of the tests:
The tests will cover writing various file sizes over various time lengths.
- HD Tach RW 22.214.171.124
- IO Meter
Let's begin the review of the test results...