How the mighty fall! The Fireball Plus AS doesn't come close to reaching the lofty heights set by its category-leading predecessor. Its IOMeter Workstation
Index (a normalized average of Light, Medium, and Heavy loads
) of 146.48 lags the LM
by 13%. Here again we also find the same-class Western Digital WD400BB
outperforming the AS, albeit by a thin margin of just 2%.