First Serial ATA Drive: Expectations Exceed Results - Page 6

Winstone Results"> Now that weve seen the results using low-level disk tests, lets see what applications-level benchmarks reveal.

Interestingly, the results dont differ greatly from the parallel ATA results. However, note that the Business Winstone test results for the Serial ATA drive are a bit better than the parallel drive, while the MCCWS tests are slightly poorer. Despite the differences in applications, the nature of the differences are similar. The Winstone tests use much more recent versions of applications, and different apps to boot than those used to record the Winbench disk playback tests. But it seems that the Seagate S-ATA drive, when attached to the SiL controller, handles business apps better than the Barracuda ATA V.