Benchmarks done by Markus Trenkle, part 2

From: Markus Trenkle <>
Subject: Re: FWB HDT driver better than Silverlining and PowerTools?
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 15:23:24 +0100
Organization: Institut f. Kristallographie, Uni Erlangen
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I've done more testings, maybe things are getting clearer. This time I
tried Apple Drive setup 1.2, it installs driver version 8.0.6.

Benchmarks from FWB, this time on the Quantum Fireball TM1280:

Drive Setup 1.2 (Driver 8.0.6)  2858/4295/5597 [kB/s]

FWB HD Toolkit 2.0              3563/4516/5454

HD SC Setup (Driver 7.3.5)      3154/3650/4004

Seek/access time and Transactions/s omitted, they are roughly equal. The
Apple Driver now is equal fast to FWB's, One with better write, the
other with better read performance. Obviously, Apple's new driver is
much better than the old one. 

Is there a way to use the new Apple driver on a third party drive? In 
HD SC Setup there is a easy way to patch the program, is that possible
for Drive Setup as well, or is it possiple to copy the driver partition?


Markus Trenkle      e-mail:
Institut fuer Angewandte Physik, Lehrstuhl fuer Kristallographie
Bismarckstrasse 10, 91054 Erlangen,                      Germany
Fon: +49 9131 85 -2119;                   Fax : +49 9131 85 2733

I wish I could try to patch Drive Setup 1.2 so that it recognizes all SCSI drives, but it doesn't work on my Macintosh. It will have to wait until, hopefully before summer, I can call myself a happy owner of a PowerBook 3400.

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