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Iomega HDD 20 GB in the test: External hard drive for USB 2.0

Iomega HDD 20 GB in the test: External hard drive for USB 2.0

Working speed

In order to separate ourselves from the mostly theoretical results, we included Winbench 99 1.2 in a test course. Here the hard drives are loaded with read access that is common in everyday Windows life. The results therefore deviate significantly from what is theoretically possible.

Winbench 99 - Business
Unit: points
    • IBM IC35
      9.010
    • IBM IC35 - Low Noise
      8.170
    • IBM DTLA
      7.110
    • IBM DTLA - Low Noise
      6.840
    • Iomega HDD
      6.080
    • IBM DJNA
      5,600
    • Iomega HDD - No Cache
      5.420
Winbench 99 - Highend
Unit: Points
    • IBM IC35
      31.800
    • IBM IC35 - Low Noise
      29.600
    • IBM DTLA
      22,600
    • IBM DTLA - LowNoise
      22.200
    • Iomega HDD
      14,800
    • Iomega HDD - No Cache
      13,400
    • IBM DJNA
      12,700

The Iomega HDD 20 GB can hold its own quite well in both tests and is even able to overtake the DJNA in the high-end test. Without wanting to evaluate the results in detail, one can say that the external hard drive can keep up with older desktop hard drives. Considerable performance for an external USB 2.0 hard drive. But what does it ultimately bring in practice?

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