LOL, I bet you have the DM9+ drive for less than 2 months huh....which I think will not benefit the reliability database much, since the short time doesn't tell much.
I just got the DM9+ 80G drive a couple days ago too, pretty fast, on par with my WD800JB.
That's what I think too. I have defragged the drive.
However, when I do a direct comparison in Sisoft to other drives/file system, mine is obviously slower than others when I'm using NTFS.
When I use FAT32 to compare to other drives, my drive easily takes the lead, but in NTFS, I'm lagging by a great distance.
I just convert one partition of my WD800JB from FAT32 to NTFS. I use Sisoft Sandra to run the File System Benchmark. To my surprise, the speed index drop from 35xxx to 24xxx. I'm using a SiS648 board: ASUS P4S8X.
Does anyone has an explanation on this? Or did I do something wrong?
The newest Maxtor DX740 series has 2 versions: 6L0x0J4 6L0x0L4. The "L" is with the Fluid Dynamic Bearing Motors.
Did anyone ever compare the noise level, heat, and performance of the 2? Can you share your experience?