Differences between the VL40 and its big brother are relatively minor in the WinBench
Disk WinMarks. The VL40 trails the DiamondMax 80
by 4% in the Business test and by 5% in the High-End... just about what one would expect given the slight difference in measured access times
The VL40's score of 6.8 MB/sec and 16.8 MB/sec respectively in the Business and High-End tests give it a substantial lead over IBM's Deskstar 40GV. In such a comparison the Maxtor blows away the IBM by margins of 17% to 27%.