measures the Ultrastar 36LZX's access time
at 8.5 milliseconds... perhaps just a tad higher than what should be expected given the drive's specified seek time
of 4.9ms. The Ultrastar does manage to hold onto a 0.4ms lead over the Cheetah
. The Quantum Atlas 10k II
, however magnifies its supposed 0.2ms lead to a relatively hefty 0.7ms when under the scrutiny of WinBench.
IBM's drive brings up the rear of 4th-generation 10k RPM offerings when it comes to sequential transfer rates. In its outermost zone, the 36LZX manages 35 megs a second... lagging slightly behind the Cheetah's 36 MB/sec figure and quite a bit behind the Atlas 10k II's 40 MB/sec. Similarly, the transfer rate in the innermost zone of the Ultrastar, 23 MB/sec, trails the 25 MB/sec posted by its competitors.