Performance Testing

Zalman ZM-MH200 Dual HDD Docking Station Review - Storage  1

We tested the Zalman ZM-MH200 using a variety of storage devices includes a Western Digital 150GB Raptor, Western Digital 128GB solid state drive, Corsair 2GB thumb drive, 16GB Class 6 SD card, and an 8GB micro SD card. We used HDTach 3.0.4 and HDTunePro 4.6 to evaluate the read/write speeds and determine how well the ZM-MH200 handled these various storage devices.

 

Zalman ZM-MH200 Dual HDD Docking Station Review - Storage  2

After adding all of our storage devices to the ZM-MH200, we booted up our test bench and opened the BIOS to ensure we could see each storage device properly. Here’s a screenshot of our primary drive and a couple of the hard drives that are connect via the eSATA and USB ports.

 

Zalman ZM-MH200 Dual HDD Docking Station Review - Storage  3

After booting into Windows 7, we opened up Windows Explorer and took another look at look at all the storage devices attached to our system. Here we are able to see several different drives that are running directly through the Zalman hub and the available storage space on each device. After running HDTach and HDTunePro, we determined all our storage devices performed at their optimal speeds in accordance with the data interface specs (eSATA and USB 2.0). We didn’t notice any anomalies in performance based off the different storage classes and hard drive speeds either.

 

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