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    I have a maxtor 40gig ata133 and my mobo supports ata133 but it's damn sure not as fast as i thoguht it would be.

    here are my benchmark results from pcmark2002:

    Hard Disk Tests

    Cached File Write 15.8 MB/s
    Uncached File Write 13.9 MB/s
    Cached File Read 6.3 MB/s
    Uncached File Read 32.6 MB/s
    File Copy 11.0 MB/s

    what do you guys think????
    ASUS A7N8X DX
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    (2) WD 80gig SE
    Chaintech GeForce3 Ti200
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    LG GSA-4163B DVD-RAM
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    ATA133 is more flash than anything else, so I really wouldn't be too concerned.
    2nd I haven't benched with PCMark2002 yet (download gets corrupted each time), so I can't say how accurate PCMark is in the disk area. I don't know what filesystem you are using, but if it's NTFS, that might throw it for a loop---but this is just a guess.

    Ignoring the benchmarks, how fast does it feel to you?

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    ignoring the benchmark...yea, it's fast enough for me, I can't say that i haven't been pleased with it. And yes, it is NTFS
    ASUS A7N8X DX
    Athlon XP 2100+
    Volcano 11
    1024mb Samsung PC2700
    (2) WD 80gig SE
    Chaintech GeForce3 Ti200
    SoundBlaster Live! 5.1
    LG GCE-8320B CD-RW
    LG GSA-4163B DVD-RAM
    Win XP Pro Sp2

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    no, not yet. i downloaded this powermax test application from maxtor's website but i haven't used it yet. if you have any suggestions, let me know.
    ASUS A7N8X DX
    Athlon XP 2100+
    Volcano 11
    1024mb Samsung PC2700
    (2) WD 80gig SE
    Chaintech GeForce3 Ti200
    SoundBlaster Live! 5.1
    LG GCE-8320B CD-RW
    LG GSA-4163B DVD-RAM
    Win XP Pro Sp2

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    There are a few here http://users.erols.com/chare/hardware.htm#bench_prog and in the section below that. ;)
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