Since benchmarks come up recently again and are referred to every now and then, I thought I search for some insight to a question I asked myself. What is real life speed and are benchmark utilities anything useful? My point is no. If I connect two SATA-drives to a SATA-PCI-card in a PowerMac G4 (AGP), I get between 33-39MB/s, when copying a file from one HDD to another. I found someone that found out the same. So, if someone be so kind and help me and copy a file from one drive to another on his/her SATA-PCI-cards and stop the time. IMPORTANT! Don't use utilities, just stop the time and divide the file size through the time elapsed (in seconds). I am really risking proving to be a fool, but then again I want to know, if anyone has the speeds they always report from their xbench, quickbench and AJA-tests. Please forgive me! PS: I used 5400rpm Drives, with 2MB and 10k rpm Drives and others, but all are in the range of 33-39MB/s. I used a 5GB, 20GB DV-file (iMovie) and several files gathered to one copying action of 800GB (some DV-files up to 40GB under them). What makes it even worse is, I have Sonnet and Newertech CPU Upgrades, so the evildoer is not the slow stock CPU.