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Test Setup And Comparison Table

Hitachi's 4 TB Hard Drives Take On The 3 TB Competition
By , Achim Roos
System Hardware
HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Core i5-2500K (32 nm, Sandy Bridge, D2), 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, 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 6Gb/s
Power SupplySeasonic X-760 760 W, 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 & Drivers
DriverDetails
Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
Intel Inf9.2.0.1030
Intel Rapid Storage 10.​5.​0.​1026


Comparison Table

ManufacturerHitachiHitachi
ModelDeskstar 5K4000Deskstar 7K4000
Model NumberHDS5C4040ALE630HDS724040ALE640
Form Factor3.5"3.5"
Capacity4 TB4 TB
Spindle Speed5400 RPM
7200 RPM
Other Capacities1.5, 2 TB1.5, 2 TB
Platters55
Cache32 MB64 MB
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sSATA 6Gb/s
Operating Temperature5-60°C5-60°C
Specified Idle Power
4.9 W6.9 W
Measured Idle Power
4.7 W7.3 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)70 G70 G
ManufacturerHitachiHitachi
ModelDeskstar 5K3000Deskstar 7K3000
Model NumberHDS5C3030ALA630HDS723030ALA640
Form Factor3.5"3.5"
Capacity3TB3TB
Spindle Speed5400 RPM7,200 RPM
Other Capacities1.5, 2 TB1.5, 2 TB
Platters55
Cache32 MB64 MB
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sSATA 6Gb/s
Operating Temperature5-60°C5-60°C
Specified Idle Power 4.8 W6.8 W
Measured Idle Power 4.9 W7.1 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)70 G70 G
ManufacturerSeagateSeagate
ModelBarracuda XTBarracuda
Model NumberST33000651ASST3000DM001
Form Factor3.5"3.5"
Capacity3TB3 TB
Spindle Speed7,200 RPM7,200 RPM
Other Capacities2 TB0.75, 1, 1.5, 2 TB
Platters53
Cache64 MB64 MB
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sSATA 6Gb/s
Operating Temperature5-60°C0-60°C
Specified Idle Power 6.4 W5.4 W
Measured Idle Power 7.4 W5.2 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)63 G80 G
ManufacturerWestern Digital
ModelCaviar Green
Model NumberWD30EZRS
Form Factor3.5"
Capacity3 TB
Spindle Speed5400 RPM
Other Capacities2.5 TB
Platters4
Cache64 MB
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s
Operating Temperature0-60°C
Specified Idle Power 5.5 W
Measured Idle Power 6.1 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)65 G
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