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Test Setup, Comparison Table, And Throughput Diagrams

Enterprise Storage: Two 2.5" 600 GB Hard Drives Tested
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System Hardware
HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8 MB Shared L3 cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)Supermicro X8SAX, Revision: 1.0, Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R, BIOS: 1.0B
RAM
3 x 1 GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDD
Seagate NL35, 400 GB, ST3400832NS, 7 200 RPM, SATA 1.5Gb/s, 8 MB cache
Power SupplyOCZ EliteXstream 800W, OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmark
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.12
PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
Streaming Reads
Streaming Writes
System Software & Drivers
DriverDetails
Operating SystemWindows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset DriversChipset Installation Utility 9.1.0.1007
AMD GraphicsRadeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage8.7.0.1007


Comparison Table

Manufacturer
Seagate
Toshiba
Model
Savvio 10K.4MBF2600RC Series
Model number
ST9600204SSMBF2600RC
Form Factor
2.5"2.5"
Capacity
600 GB600 GB
Spindle Speed10 000 RPM10 000 RPM
Other Capacities
450 GB300 GB, 450 GB
Platters
3
3
Cache
16 MB16 MB
TCQ/NCQYes
Yes
Interface
SAS 6Gb/s
SAS 6Gb/s
Surface Temperature60
54
Specified Operating Temperature5-55°C0-55°C
Specified Idle Power 4.6 W4.5 W
Measured Idle Power 4.9 W3.5 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)40 G
100 G
Warranty
5 years5 years


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