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Bench mark scores on Maxtor

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Nov 22, 2002
I have a maxtor 8 + 30 gig ata 100 and am using pc mark 2002.

I got a score of 725 on the hdd.

Shouldn't this be higher?

Would this be caused by using pc 133 instead of ddr. I have a 1300 duron and ecs k7s5a.

When I boot it says mode 5 next to the hard disk

Any suggestions?

By the way , I shut all of the programs running in the back ground down before the benchmark.


Oct 30, 2001
If it says ultra dma mode 5 then it is running the fastest that it can go. I had a 20 gig western digital that got scores like yours. I changed it with a 40 gig wd and got scores up in the high 900's. It's possible that its lower because of the ram and processor. I would do a diagnostic test on it to make sure everything is functioning properly.