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Comparison Table And Test Setup

500GB Per Platter: Three Next-Gen 7,200 RPM Hard Drives
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Comparison Table


Samsung
Western Digital
Western Digital
Model
Spinpoint F3WD Caviar BlackWD RE4
Model Number
HD502HJWD2001FASSWD2003FYYS
Form Factor
3.5"3.5"3.5"
Capacity
500GB2,000GB2,000GB
Spindle Speed
7,200 RPM7,200 RPM7,200 RPM
Other Capacities
1,000GB500GB, 640GB, 750GB, 1,000GB-
Platters
1
4
4
Cache
16MB
64MB
64MB
NCQ
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interface
SATA/300SATA/300SATA/300
Operating Temperature
0-60°C0-60°C5-55°C
Specified Idle Power
5W
8.2W8.2W
Measure Idle Power
4.1W
6.4W6.4W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)
70 G
30 G30 G
Warranty
3 Years
5 Years
5 Years


Test Setup

System Hardware
Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (45nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)
Supermicro X8SAX
Revision: 1.1, Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R, BIOS: 1.0B
RAM
3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDD
Seagate NL35 400GB
ST3400832NS, 7,200 RPM, SATA/150, 8MB Cache
Power Supply
OCZ EliteXstream 800W
OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurements
h2benchw 3.12
PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O Performance
IOMeter 2006.07.27
Fileserver-Benchmark, Webserver-Benchmark, Database-Benchmark, Workstation-Benchmark, Streaming Reads, Streaming Writes
System Software and Drivers
Driver
Details
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset
Chipset Installation Utility 9.1.0.1007
AMD Graphics
Catalyst Control Center 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage
8.7.0.1007
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