Performance Results

By Nick Stam  |  Posted 2002-11-06 Print this article Print

: Large Directory Backup"> Since we didnt have weeks to test 7 hour backups over and over, we scaled back to testing performance when backing up our ExtremeTech 2002 subdirectory on our IBM T20 notebook, which includes over 900MB of raw and edited text, spreadsheets, and graphics of most feature stories published on ExtremeTech this year. You can see results for both drives, with no changes to default backup software or drive settings.
Here again, you can see the USB 1.1 device was actually a bit faster. It was time to try a little performance tweaking…

Nick Stam Co-Founder, ExtremeTech
Ex-Director, PC Magazine Labs

Nick is a founder of the ExtremeTech website. He worked with co-founder Bill Machrone designing the site, staffing up, and getting initial content developed for ET's formal launch on June 12, 2001. Nick was Senior Technical Director of ET until mid-2003, while concurrently performing duties in PC Magazine Labs.

Nick was a technical director in PC Labs from late 1991 through mid-2002, and was Lab Director from mid-2002 until March 2005. Prior to PC Magazine, Nick was in the computer industry in various development, systems engineering, and management roles since mid-1980, and he received an MS in Computer Science from SUNY Binghamton.

In March 2005, Nick decided it was time to leave Ziff Davis Media (parent of PC Magazine and ExtremeTech) to pursue other opportunities, but wishes all the best to the ET and PC Magazine staff and reader communities!

Nick can be contacted at


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