First Serial ATA Drive: Expectations Exceed Results - Page 4

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As we can see, the S-ATA drives performance in the high end Winbench tests were pretty much in line with the performance of its parallel ATA cousin. In fact, the S-ATA Barracuda performed somewhat more slowly in most of the individual high-end tests, as we can see from the Microsoft C++ 5.0 compilation test.

However, the Microstation SE test gets a big boost from the S-ATA drive, relative to its parallel cousin: