Iomega UltraMax 640Gb benchmarks June 18th, 2007
To accompany a pristine Mac Pro tower I purchased the Iomega UltraMax 640Gb USB/FW400/FW800 external harddrive.
This drive features two disks in RAID 0 and should quench the thurst for IO Logic Pro has when recording 10 tracks at once.
It looks nice, but unfortunately it's not really quiet. I can hear it purring over the fans of the Mac Pro, and sometimes it gets stuck in a 'too-hot, fans on, temp okay, fans off, too-hot, fans on' cycle. Luckily this thing is only for recording and transporting Logic sessions between the 'soundlab' and my desk-top.
Read more for some benchmarks (using QuickBench 2.1) compared to the internal drive and another FW800 enclosure.
Iomega UltraMax 640Gb RAID0 on FW800
Mac Pro internal 250Gb drive - WDC WD2500JS-41SGB0
Transintl FW800 enclosure with 150Gb Hitachi drive