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  Quantum Atlas 10K II Review 
  May 14, 2001, 10:00am EDT 
 

Benchmark Setup


By: Sander Sassen

To be able to evaluate the performance of both drives we'll be using SiSoft Sandra 2000, ATTO Disk Bench and TCDLabs HDtach, which are all synthetic benchmarks. We'll be comparing Quantum's first generation 10.000 RPM harddisk, the Quantum Atlas 10K, with the Atlas 10K II, to determine how well it stacks up.

Testsystem Configuration

  • CPU: Intel Pentium III 866 MHz
  • Motherboard: Soyo SY-6BA+IV
  • Memory: Samsung GA Certified PC133 CAS3 128 MB SDRAM
  • Videocard: Elsa Gladiac, GeForce2 GTS 32 Mb
  • SCSI Controller: Adaptec SCSI Card 29160N, 32-bits PCI
  • Harddisk(s): Quantum Atlas 10K 9.1 GB, Atlas 10K II 9.1 GB
  • CDROM: Samsung SCR-3231 32X IDE-ATAPI
  • Floppy: Generic 1.44 MB
  • Case: Generic Midi-ATX
  • Powersupply: Enermax 430 Watts AMD-Approved

Software Configuration

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 98 SE, typical installation
  • Disk Configuration: FAT-32, one 9.1 GB Partition
  • Resolution/Colordepth: 1024x76/16-bits
  • DirectX: DirectX 8.0
  • Disk I/O: SiSoft Sandra 2000
  • Disk I/O: ATTO Disk Bench
  • Disk I/O: TCDLabs HDtach



1. Introduction
2. Ultra160 Overview, Data Integrity
3. Ultra160 Overview, The SCSI vs. IDE Discussion
4. Quiet Drive Technology, QDT
5. Data protection System, DPS
6. Shock Protection System, SPS
7. Shock Protection System, Cont.
8. Quantum Atlas 10K II
9. Benchmark Setup
10. Benchmark Results
11. Benchmark Evaluation
12. Technical Support
13. Conclusion

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Quantum Atlas 10K II
Performance: 8/10
Quality: 8/10
Features: 8/10
Documentation: 6/10
Price: 6/10
Overall Rating: 7/10
 

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