Uranus URA-350SA

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VIZO Uranus 3.5" One-Touch Backup Enclosure URA-350SA
(using Western Digital 250GB 3.5" WD2500KS)
Uranus URA-350SA: Introduction Uranus URA-350SA: What's In The Box
Uranus URA-350SA: A Closer Look Uranus URA-350SA: Installation Brief
Uranus URA-350SA: Benchmarks Uranus URA-350SA: Specifications
Uranus URA-350SA: Conclusion


Benchmarks
February 18, 2007

VIZO URA-350SA
HDD Format: 3.5" SATA drive
Weight (enclosure only): ~400g
Weight (with drive): 955g (2 lbs 1.5 oz)
Warranty: 1 year
Official Website: Vizo.com.tw
MSRP: $69.99 | Click For Best Price
Western Digital 250GB 16MB: Click for best price
In this section we're going to benchmark the URA-350SA with a Western Digital 250GB SATA 16MB Cache (WD2500KS) hard drive. Western Digital has become my favorite over the last few years because of their quality drives. The WD2500KS is my favorite model because it's not too big, but not too small either. 16MB of cache versus the typical 8MB is another feature I've come to want. The WD2500KS can currently be found for about $75 online which is darn good.

Benchmarking

In this review, I used DiskBench and DiskSpeed. These very small programs which leave the smallest amount of footprints on your computer, are created with a minimum GUI to test the basic functionality of a hard drive using very little of your PC's memory.

Benchmarks Via USB2.0 Connection
 
Benchmarks Using DiskBench
 
Copy File Mode (C --> URA-350SA)
File Size 6.43GB (6,910,545,920 bytes)
Copy Time 6 mins 20 seconds (~384 seconds)
Data Copy Speed 17.167 MB/second
Copy File Mode (URA-350SA --> C)
File Size 6.43GB (6,910,545,920 bytes)
Copy Time 6 mins 4 seconds (~364 seconds)
Data Copy Speed 17.844 MB/second
Create File Mode
File Size 1000MB (1,048,576,000 bytes)
Create Time 1 min 1 second (~61 seconds)
Data Create Speed 16.448 MB/second
Read File Mode
File Size 6.43GB (6,910,545,920 bytes)
Read Time 7 mins (~419 seconds)
Data Read Speed 15.741 MB/second
 
Benchmarks Using DiskSpeed
 
Linear Read
MegaBytes Read 93.4375 MB
Elapsed Time 5.002 Seconds
Speed 18.6803 MB/Second
Random Read
MegaBytes Read 12.9688 MB
Elapsed Time 5.001 Seconds
Speed 2.5934 MB/Second
Access Time
Accesses 537
Elapsed Time 5.009 Seconds
Access Time 9.33 ms
 
Overall DiskSpeed Score 2110

The following are benchmarks using the eSATA connection, which is connected directly to the SATA port on my computer's motherboard. We should expect to see a much better performance when connected to a SATA port.

Benchmarks Via eSATA Connection
 
Benchmarks Using DiskBench
 
Copy File Mode (C --> URA-350SA)
File Size 6.43GB (6,910,545,920 bytes)
Copy Time 4 mins 15 seconds (~255 seconds)
Data Copy Speed 25.883 MB/second
Copy File Mode (URA-350SA --> C)
File Size 6.43GB (6,910,545,920 bytes)
Copy Time 2 min 32 seconds (~152 seconds)
Data Copy Speed 43.407 MB/second
Create File Mode
File Size 1000MB (1,048,576,000 bytes)
Create Time 17.4 seconds
Data Create Speed 57.451 MB/second
Read File Mode
File Size 6.43GB (6,910,545,920 bytes)
Read Time 2 mins 30 seconds (~149 seconds)
Data Read Speed 44.240 MB/second
 
Benchmarks Using DiskSpeed
 
Linear Read
MegaBytes Read 292.0625 MB
Elapsed Time 5.000 Seconds
Speed 58.4075 MB/Second
Random Read
MegaBytes Read 16.0625 MB
Elapsed Time 5.015 Seconds
Speed 3.2031 MB/Second
Access Time
Accesses 571
Elapsed Time 5.001 Seconds
Access Time 8.76 ms
 
Overall DiskSpeed Score 6783


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