Platypus QikDrive8

The QikDrive8 is a PCI card that plugs into a free slot on your motherboard. It is 32.5cm long and will require a reasonable space around it for the ECC SDRAM strips to sit unhindered. It comes with drivers for Windows 98/NT/2000, as well as Linux. The unit reviewed had two 512MB memory modules in place and is upgradeable to a maximum of 8GB.

The QikDrive8 showed that it has what it takes to make a substantial difference to a machine's performance. In applications that use disk space for caching and virtual memory, an average performance gain of almost 800 per cent was obtained over a conventional drive. Adobe Photoshop realised the most dramatic gain; its speed was improved by almost 1500 per cent.

Since 1GB is priced at just over $6000, the cost per megabyte of the QikDrive8 puts it out of the buying range of most home users. For business users wishing to ramp up server machines, graphic workstations and the like, this Australian product can significantly improve a system's performance.

Platypus QikDrive8

Price: $6094 (configured at 1GB)

Supplier: Platypus Technology

Phone: (02) 9460 6860

URL: www.platypustechnology.com

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