Like the DiamondMax 80
, the VL40 falls somewhat short of its specified seek time
. WinBench 99 measures the drive's access time
at 15.8 milliseconds. Subtracting the 5.6 ms of 5400 RPM rotational latency
yields a measured seek time of 10.2 ms.
Outer zone transfer rates fall just shy of of 30 MB/sec while inner track figures rest at 17.5 MB/sec. These figures are identical to those of the DiamondMax 80.