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Fujitsu MPB3064AT

Average Score

Business Disk WinMark 98 (KB/s)

1098

SS/Database

936

WP

1338

Publishing

1058

Browsers

1242

Task Switching

1550

High-End Disk WinMark 98 (KB/s)

3366

AVS/Express 3.1

1996

Frontpage 97

2878

MicroStation 95

6210

Photoshop 4.0

2800

Premiere 4.2

6136

PV-Wave 6.1

2376

Visual C++ 5.0

7796

Disk/Read Random Access (ms)

16.6

Disk/Read Transfer Rate (KB/s)

Beginning

9580

End

5928

Disk/Read CPU Utilization (%)

6.7

Transfer Rate (KB/s)

8724

Fujitsu is not as well-known a hard drive name as some of the others featured in this review… we were very eager to test the MPB3064AT in hopes of finding a diamond-in-the-rough. The drive sports an >10ms seek time, 5400 RPM rotational speed and a 256k buffer, all par for the course in this roundup. Unfortunately, we were ultimately disappointed with the numbers that the drive posted. In both the Business and High-End Disk WinMarks, the Fujitsu was at the bottom of the charts. The drive isn’t sold by many vendors, but those that do sell it have attractive prices on it. Nevertheless, this drive cannot be recommended.

 

Index IBM Deskstar 5 DHEA 36480

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