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Table 24 shows the results for extracting the pak0.pak file. The DDS1 column is not complete, mainly because I don't now have a DDS1 to run tests with.
DDS1 Python DDS1 Python DDS3 Sony 25601-XXX2.75 28388-XXX5.AC SDT9000 time / rate time / rate time / rate O2 R5200SC 300MHz 1MB: 7:59 / 375 O2 R5000SC/200: 1:54 / 1576 Indigo2 R4400SC/250: 17:19 / 173 1:53 / 1590 Indy R4400SC/200: 1:55 / 1563 Indy R4600PC/133: 3:56 / 761 Indy R4600PC/100: 3:47 / 792 Table 23: DDS1 vs. DDS3 DAT performance for extracting a large file from DAT.
Again, the slower CPUs cannot exploit a fast DAT drive.
And as with DAT TEST 1, the top-three DDS3 test times are too similar to judge any performance differences which may exist between the systems, but there is another possibility: the data is being transferred at close to the maximum possible speed of the DDS3 drive. It's difficult to say. I will rerun the tests at a later date using a much larger file.