Performance increases for each generation have been almost linear (2007, 2008, 2009). However, even the newest Deskstar 7K1000.C doesn’t take a top position in the current hard drive arena. Samsung’s Spinpoint F3 delivers between 136 and 150 MB/s peak throughput, depending on the particular model. Seagate’s Barracuda XT reaches almost 140 MB/s, and the WD Caviar Black or RE4 drives at 2TB are a bit above 140 MB/s.
Read and write throughput doesn’t differ much.
The streaming test confirms the performance findings on h2benchw.
- Less Platters, More Performance, Better Efficiency
- Deskstar 7K1000 (Five Platters, 2007)
- Deskstar 7K1000.B (Three Platters, 2008)
- Third Generation 7K1000.C (Two Platters, 2009)
- Test Setup And Throughput Comparison Diagram
- Benchmark Results: Access Time And I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: Throughput And Streaming
- Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage Application Performance
- Benchmark Results: Power Consumption
- Benchmark Results: Efficiency And Noise Level
- Comparison Table And Conclusion