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Comparison Table And Test Setup

Four 3 TB Hard Drives, Tested And Reviewed
By , Achim Roos

Comparison Table

ManufacturerHitachiHitachiSeagateWestern Digital
FamilyDeskstar 5K3000Deskstar 7K3000Barracuda XTCaviar Green
ModelHDS5C3030ALA630HDS723030ALA640ST33000651ASWD30EZRS
Form Factor3.5"3.5"3.5"3.5"
Capacity3000 GB3000 GB3000 GB3000 GB
RPMCoolSpin7200 RPM
7200 RPM
5400 RPM
Other Available Capacities
2000 GB, 1500 GB2000 GB, 1500 GB2000 GB2500 GB, 2000 GB, 1500 GB, 1000 GB, 750 GB
Platters5554
Cache32 MB64 MB64 MB64 MB
NCQYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/sSATA 6 Gb/s
Operating Temperature
5-60 °C5-60 °C5-60 °C0-60 °C
Idle Power, According To Manufacturer
4.8 W6.8 W6.4 W5.5 W
Idle Power, According To Tom's Hardware
5.1 W7.3 W7.3 W6.2 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, Read)70 G70 G63 G65 G
Warranty3 years3 years5 years3 years


Test Setup

System Hardware
HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge, D2), 32 nm 4C/4T, 3.3 GHz, 4 x 256 KB L2 Cache, 6 MB L3 Cache w/ HD Graphics 3000, 95 W TDP, 3.7 GHz max. Turbo Boost
Motherboard (LGA 1155)Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3, Revision: 2.0, Chipset: Intel Z68 Express, BIOS: F3
RAM2 x 2 GB DDR3-1333, Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D
System SSDIntel X25-M G1, 80 GB, Firmware 0701, SATA 3 Gb/s
ControllerIntel PCH Z68 SATA 6 Gb/s
Power SupplySeasonic X-760 760W, SS-760KM Active PFC F3
Benchmarks
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.16
PCMark 7 1.0.4
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27
Fileserver benchmark
Webserver benchmark
Database benchmark
Workstation benchmark
Streaming reads
Streaming writes
4K Random reads
4K Random writes
System Software And Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset Drivers
9.2.0.1030
Intel Rapid Storage Drivers10.​5.​0.​1026
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