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Technical Data Compared

2007 HDD Rundown: Can High Capacities Meet High Performance?
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Manufacturer Hitachi Hitachi Hitachi Hitachi
Model 7K160 Deskstar E7K500 Deskstar T7K500 Deskstar T7K500
Model Number HDS
721616PLA380
HDS
725050KLA360
HDT
725032VLA380
HDT
725050VLAT80
Capacity 160 GB 500 GB 320 GB 500 GB
Spindle Speed 7200 RPM 7200 RPM 7200 RPM 7200 RPM
Other Capacities 80 GB - 500, 400, 250 GB 400, 320, 250 GB
Platters 1 3 1 to 3 1 to 3
Cache 8 MB 16 MB 8 MB 8 MB
NCQ yes yes yes yes
Interface SATA/300 SATA/300 SATA/300 ATA/133
Warranty 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years 3 Years
Manufacturer Samsung Samsung Seagate  
Model SpinPoint T133 SpinPoint T166 Barracuda ES  
Model Number HD401LJ HD501LJ 7200.10  
Capacity 400 GB 500 GB 750 GB  
Spindle Speed 7200 RPM 7200 RPM 7200 RPM  
Other Capacities 320, 300, 250 320, 160, 80 500, 400, 320, 300, 250, 200 GB  
Platters 1 to 3 1 to 3 1 to 4  
Cache 16 MB 16 MB 16 MB  
NCQ yes yes yes  
Interface SATA/300 SATA/300 SATA/300  
Warranty 3 Years 3 Years 5 Years  
Manufacturer Western Digital Western Digital    
Model WD Raptor WD Caviar SE    
Model Number WD740ADFD WD1600AAJS    
Capacity 74 GB 160 GB    
Spindle Speed 10000 RPM 7200 RPM    
Other Capacities 150, 36 GB 320, 300, 250, 200, 160, 120, 80, 40 GB    
Platters 2 to 4 1 to 2    
Cache 16 MB 8 MB    
NCQ yes yes    
Interface SATA/150 SATA/300    
Warranty 5 Years 3 Years    

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processors 2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)
3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
Platform Asus NCL-DS (Socket 604)
Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAM Corsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)
2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB
120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage Controller Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Silicon Image Sil3124, PCI-X
Network Adapter Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Adapter On-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
Benchmarks
Performance c’t h2benchw 3.6
I/O Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
Fileserver Benchmark
Webserver Benchmark
Database Benchmark
Workstation Benchmark
Software & Drivers
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform Driver Intel Chipset Installation Utility 7.0.0.1025
Graphics Driver Default Windows Graphics Driver
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