WinBench 99 measures the MPG-AT's access time
at 15.4 milliseconds, a figure in line with the competition. Though subtracting a 5400 RPM spindle speed
's 5.6 ms of latency
yields a measured seek time
of 9.8 milliseconds (a mark above the units specifications), the MPG's times have greatly improved when compared to its predecessor. The MPF-AT
, though featuring the same 9.5 ms specification, missed the mark by quite a bit.
The MPG-AT's outer zone sequential transfer rate of 30.5 MB/sec edges out the IBM Deskstar 40GV to claim top honors for a 5400 RPM drives. The unit's inner-track score of 18.7 MB/sec was equally record-setting.
Do these promising figures propel the MPG-AT to the top of the class? Let's journey on to the high-level WinMarks!