The Barracuda ATA III's IOMeter Workstation
Index (a normalized average of light, medium, and heavy loads
) of 125.97 unfortunately can't keep up with the competition. Quantum's Fireball Plus AS
, for example, outscores the Seagate by 16%. An IOMeter top-dog such as the IBM Deskstar 75GXP
makes it even worse, with the 'Cuda lagging by 24%.