Ziff Davis Media's WinBench 99 is a subsystem-level benchmark that measures the performance of a PC's graphics, disk, and video subsystems in a Windows environment. WinBench 99's tests can run on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows Me systems.
The NexStar 3 started with a lower transfer rate of 25 MB/sec as opposed to the 30 MB/sec for the HT-15OT but maintains this transfer rate up to the 32 GB mark. From this point onwards, both devices exhibit almost identical performance. As was mentioned earlier, the higher performance is most probably due to the VIA chipset used by the HT-15OT.