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Western Digital Protégé WD200EB
  February 1, 2001 Author: Eugene Ra  


WB99/Win2k Low-Level Measurements

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The Protégé's measured access time of 18.1 milliseconds certainly won't win any awards. Its right on par with Quantum's Fireball lct15... and the Fireball features a 4400 RPM spindle speed! That said, 18.1 ms is an expected figure. Adding 5.6 milliseconds of rotational latency to the specified seek time of 12.1 milliseconds yields a theoretical average access time of 17.7 ms... proportionately speaking, the Protégé isn't far off the mark.

A maximum sequential transfer rate of 25.6 MB/sec is also decidedly mediocre. While the WD manages a 5 MB/sec lead over the Fireball lct15, it trails offerings from competitors such as Maxtor and Seagate.

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