The Barracuda 180's Business Disk WinMark score of 5.6 MB/sec improves on that turned in by the Cuda 18XL
by a slight margin of 3%. Differences in the High-End WinMark, however, weigh in at a more substantial 12% with the 'Cuda 180's score of 16.6 MB/sec. Improvements aside, however, neither score is anything to write home about. Of course the 180 isn't targeted at the light-medium usage workstation market... the pattern WinBench 99 measures. So, let's turn to IOMeter
to better measure the drive's performance under its intended use.