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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.