Due to its increased access time
, the DiamondMax 80 suffers somewhat under our IOMeter suite
. Its score in the IOMeter Workstation
Index (a normalized average of Light, Medium, and Heavy loads
) is 117, a figure that falls about 4% behind the DiamondMax 60
. The margin is even greater with a category-leading drive such as the IBM Deskstar 40GV
, which the DM80 lags by a significant 15%.