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Arctic MC101-A10 Home Entertainment Centre Review

A very important part of overall system responsiveness is down to hard drive performance. We use two of our favourite benchmark utilities Crystalmark X64 Edition and HD Tach to rate performance from the onboard SATA controller.


CrystalDiskMark scores typify those of an average 2.5″ hard drive. The 4K performance indicates that this system will be nowhere near as snappy as a SSD-based alternative.

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Sequential scores are exactly where you’d expect them to be for a 2.5″ mechanical drive.

Almost identical performance is shown by both the C and D partitions because they are part of the same drive.

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