Comparison – Philips Noreve ankmax H2U30C Vs Philips Noreve eGo Twist
The new Ankmax 2TB external hard disk docking station offers both SSD and HDD hard disk docking. Support both SSD and HDD (Samsung SATA interface) drives: supports standard desktop and notebook 2.5″ and 3.5″ SATA hard drives. Can be directly plugged in to your laptop or other ready-to-use computer via the power jack and the data cable port. Can be directly plugged into your laptop or other ready-to-use computer via the power jack and the data cable port.
What sets this product apart from other docks is the fact that it does not use an existing USB port for data input. The ankmax dual USB dock connects to your laptop or any ready-to-use computer via a high-speed data transmission. This data transmission is done via a dock connector, which is also USB A to USB C. The connector doubles up as a power adapter so that the signals can be sent to any compatible laptop or computer. This is an excellent feature, which is absent on many other docks. Most USB docks double up as hubs for your home multi USB printer, scanner, etc.
In order to demonstrate the high-speed data transmission ability of the ankmax, we have developed a simple demonstration video using an original Wii game console, using an original Wii adapter, an original Wii Remotes, Wiimote and an original Xbox 360 game controller. At the beginning of the video, we can see the Wiimote in it’s original position with the cable connected to the computer. We then power up the adapter, switch to the dummy game controller and press the A button on the controller to start the game. We are immediately prompted to insert a micro-SD into the adapter to complete the process of playing the video. At this point we are not actually playing the video, but the illustration serves as a perfect example of how well the built in wiimote protocol interacts with the various hard drives we are using for our normal computing.
The video illustrates clearly that the quality of the output from the hard disk is very good and is noticeably better than what we would achieve with the older generation of hard disks. The size of the hard disk (8GB), together with the efficient power usage and fast data transmission allow us to conclude that the new generation of the ankmax h2u30c is clearly superior to the older model of the hard disks. There really is nothing else to write.
The final demonstration video shows off yet another example of the superior quality of the output from the Wiimote h2u30c, when compared to the competition. This time we have the Philips Noreve eGo Twist, with its particularly convenient small form factor, which allows it to easily be placed in the palm of your hand, even on a somewhat thin surface, such as an iPhone. In this case we can also compare the data cloning capability of the ankmax h2u30c against that of the Philips Noreve eGo Twist.
The data cloning performance of the two types of hard disk drives can clearly be contrasted in terms of the average transfer rate, the time taken for a read/write cycle to complete one, and the worst recorded speed, in order to give a real-life picture of their performance. In this comparison we see the clear winner – the Philips Noreve ankmax h2u30c, with a transfer rate of 5 SATA ports, and an average of just under 3 minutes per operation. The slightly outdated Philips Noreve eGo Twist cloned an average of 2 minutes and 30 seconds, giving it a definite lead over the much more expensive Philips Noreve eGo Twist. It should also be noted that these tests were performed with the default settings, meaning that the sequential errors, which can occur when performing the normal operations of the computer, were not measured. It is clear from these figures that the ankmax h2u30c has the real potential to perform very well when it comes to data cloning against other types of hard disk drives.