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Drive Comparison Table And Test Setup

High-Capacity Business Hard Drives: Biggest Of The Bunch
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Manufacturer
Hitachi
Samsung
Seagate
Model
Deskstar E7K1000EcoGreen F2Barracuda LP
Model Number
HDE721010SLA330HD103SIST31000520AS
Form Factor
3.5"3.5"3.5"
Capacity
1,000 GB1,000 GB1,000 GB
Spindle Speed
7,200 RPM5,400 RPM5,900 RPM
Other Capacities
750 GB250, 320, 500, 640, 750, 1,500 GB1,500, 2,000 GB
Platters
3
2
2
Cache
32 MB32 MB32 MB
NCQ
yes
yes
yes
Interface
SATA/300SATA/300SATA/300
Operating Temperature
0-60°C0-60°C0-60°C
Specified Idle Power
5.2 W4.4  W3.0 W
Measured Idle Power
5.8 W3.8 W3.8 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)
70 G70 G70 G
Warranty
5 years
3 years
3 years
Manufacturer
Seagate
SeagateWestern Digital
Model
Barracuda LPBarracuda LPWD RE4-GP
Model Number
ST31500541ASST32000542ASWD2002FYPS
Form Factor
3.5"3.5"3.5"
Capacity
1,500 GB2,000 GB2,000 GB
Spindle Speed
5,900 RPM5,900 RPM5,400 RPM
Other Capacities
1,000, 2000 GB1,000, 1500 GB
Platters
3
4
3
Cache
32 MB32 MB64 MB
NCQ
yes
yes
yes
Interface
SATA/300SATA/300SATA/300
Operating Temperature
0-60°C0-60°C5-55°C
Specified Idle Power
5.5 W5.5 W3.7 W
Measured Idle Power
4.2 W4.2 W3.5 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)
70 G70 G65 G
Warranty
3 years
3 years
3 years


Test Setup

System Hardware
Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (45nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)
Supermicro X8SAX
Revision: 1.1
Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R
BIOS: 1.0B
RAM
2 GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDD
Seagate NL35 400 GB
ST3400832NS
7,200 RPM, SATA/150, 8 MB 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
File server-Benchmark, Web server-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
Radeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage
8.7.0.1007
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