Read throughput is probably the most important performance characteristic for single-user storage applications, where no or few concurrent requests happen. This is the case with external eSATA or USB 3.0 devices used for backup, archiving, and high capacity storage. NAS devices also belong to this category, but these are usually bottlenecked by the gigabit network interface at just over 100 MB/s.
Samsung’s F3EG reaches 115 MB/s in our read throughput test, which is an average result today. The Seagate Constellation ES delivers almost 140 MB/s and, more importantly, a much better average result. Spindle speed wins.
- EcoGreen Or Constellation ES?
- Samsung Spinpoint F3EG (HD203WI, 2TB)
- Seagate Constellation ES (ST3200644NS, 2TB)
- Comparison Table And Test Setup
- Throughput Diagrams
- Benchmark Results: Throughput And Interface
- Benchmark Results: Access Time And I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: PCMark Application Performance
- Benchmark Results: Power And Efficiency