PCMark 2002 Disk Tests
We looked at the results of both the read and write tests, plus the file copy test.
Note that both read tests perform better when the 5000DV is connected via FireWire. The file copy test is a wash, though.
Retrospect Backup Test
We backed up 6.3GB of data using Dantz Retrospect.
Once again, the FireWire interface performs better. For somewhat similar test results with FireWire versus USB 2.0 drives, check out PC Magazines recent article.
Cached writes are roughly the same between the two different interfaces on the Maxtor 5000DV, but the uncached file writes post slightly better scores using the FireWire interface.