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Asus 50x Max Vs Acer 50x Max Shootout
Page 1 - The Battle of the CAV 50x Max Greats!
Author: Dan Podhola (WebMasterP)
Date: October 21, 1999
Category: Hardware
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Asus 50x Max Vs Acer 50x Max Shootout


I guess I came up with the idea to do this just because I had the products in my grasp. I happened to own and Asus 50x Max and Slugo (MH Staff) had an Acer 50x Max, wow! So, why not compare the two drives and let the consumers know what's up. Now, let us proceed to the review.

Slugo and I benchmarked the drives in our own computers and then swapped drives to show the difference in speed because of hardware differences. The Acer cost $46 and the Asus cost $62. The Asus is very loud, out "screaming" my modified case (2-80mm and 1 92mm) and Slugo's case (Super Micro with 3-80mm Fans and 2-92mm), while the Acer 50x Max is fairly quiet and has a cool looking face.

Ok, now that you know that the Asus 50x Max is a very loud and ugly beast and that the Acer 50x Max is a quiet little pretty boy, lets do some tests!

The Benchmarking Systems:

The Beast (WebMasterP)
Abit BP6 w/ latest ATA66 Driver
Dual Celerons @ 561 MHz
64MB Corsair PC-133 SDRAM
Voodoo3 3000
Quantum Fireball CR 13GB (ATA66)
Windows 98 SE
The Frag-Machine (Slugo)
Abit BX6 Rev.2
Celeron 300A @ 450
96MB SDRAM
Viper V770 Ultra (32MB)
Maxtor 4GB (it's slow)
Windows 98 SE

The Tests:

SiSoft Sandra 99 Professional:
"The Matrix" on a CD-R in .asf format (238MB used)

Autoread Times:
The StarCraft: Brood War CD
Rollercoaster Tycoon CD
Audio - Collective Soul: Dosage

Install Time (From when install starts copying to when it stops):
Microsoft FrontPage 98

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