When it comes to the Business Disk WinMark 99
, the Atlas 10k II manages to improve on its already amazing score. The second sample's 8.7 MB/sec figure tops the original's by a margin of over 6%. In an interesting contrast, however, the newer Atlas actually regresses behind the older in the High-End test
, trailing by 6%.
The newer Cheetah 36LP manages substantial improvements in both the Business and High-End test. Its scores of 7.0 MB/sec and 19.7 MB/sec respectively in each test are nearly 15% improvements over our first sample.
When the Quantum and Seagate are pitted against each other in WinBench99, the Quantum prevails. The Atlas leads the Cheetah by a formidable 25% in the Business Disk WinMark. Quantum's drive also reigns in the High-End WinMark where it best the Seagate by over 17%.
So far, things look quite rosy for the Atlas 10k II. Before declaring it the victor, however, we should examine what changes await us in the far more significant IOMeter.