I just bought a new WD 800JB. I ran it through all the popular benchmarks and, while my scores seem normal in throughput tests, they seem to suck donkeys in "application" tests.
Here are my Winbench99 scores vs. what StorageReview got on the same drive:
As you can see, my transfer rates are right on, but WHAT's up with my Winmarks?
Could this be my controller? A Windows XP problem? Just a bad drive?
BTW:My Sandra test is horrible, too: 27,379kB/s