Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Ikstej24, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    What type of performance should I be expecting out of my Sonnet Tempo ATA133 card? The main reason for getting this card in my digital audio G4 was for big drive support but I was also looking for a pretty good performance increase. Here are my xBench scores.

    Disk Test 115.82
    Sequential 108.41
    Uncached Write 84.58 35.26 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 85.50 35.01 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 160.03 25.33 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 140.28 56.68 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 124.32
    Uncached Write 141.95 2.13 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 144.13 32.51 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 101.50 0.67 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 119.90 24.68 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    Are these normal or is there something else i should be doing? The drives also do not show up in Apple System Profile and I am not sure if this affects anything.
  2. Moderator


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    What exactly is XBench testing there? Which disks? Which bus?

    I wouldn't put much stock in the results.
  3. macrumors regular

    Both of the Western Digital and Maxtor drives produce the same results...they are both 7200 rpm 4 mb cache drives...the Maxtor is on bus 3 and the WD is on bus 4

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