When it comes to IOMeter
, the MAH posts decent, yet unspectacular, scores. Its Workstation
IOMeter Index (a weighted average of Light, Medium, and Heavy
loads) score of 178.41 places it somewhere between the category-leading Barracuda 18XL and the Quantum Atlas V.
An interesting aside involves Quantum's Fireball and Atlas line. The Atlas brings up the rear when it comes to SCSI Workstation figures. The Fireball, on the other hand, leads the pack. Both drives are ostensibly based on the same line... and the scores for both drives in the Workstation Index are very close. Note that SCSI's advantage seems to shine in the File Server and Database indices, where the Atlas pulls away from its brother.