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Comparison Table And Test Configuration

Six 2.5” High-Capacity Notebook Hard Drives
By , Achim Roos
ManufacturerHitachiSamsungSamsung
Product Line
Travelstar 5K750Spinpoint M8Spinpoint M8
ModelHTS547575A9E384HN-M500MBBHN-M101MBB
Form Factor2.5“2.5“2.5“
Storage Capacity
750 GB500 GB1000 GB
Spindle Speed
5400 RPM
5400 RPM
5400 RPM
Other Capacities
640 GB, 500 GB1000 GB, 750 GB, 320 GB750 GB, 500 GB, 320 GB
Number of Platters212
Cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Advanced FormatYes
Yes
Yes
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/s
Operating Temperature
0-60 °C5-55 °C5-55 °C
Idle Power (Specified)
0.8 W0.7 W0.7 W
Idle Power (Measured)
0.8 W0.7 W0.6 W
Shock (Operating, 2 ms, Read)225 G325 G325 G
Warranty3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
ManufacturerToshibaWestern DigitalWestern Digital
Product Line
MKxx61GSYNScorpio BlueScorpio Black
ModelMK6461GSYNWD10JPVTWD7500BPKT
Form Factor2.5“2.5“2.5“
Capacity640 GB1000 GB750 GB
Spindle Speed
7200 RPM
5400 RPM
7200 RPM
Other Capacities
500 GB, 320 GB, 2500 GB, 160 GB750 GB, 640 GB, 500 GB, 320 GB, 250 GB, 150 GB500 GB, 320 GB, 250 GB, 160 GB
Platter222
Cache16 MB8 MB16 MB
Advanced FormatNoYes
Yes
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/s
Operating Temperature
5-55 °C0-60 °C0-60 °C
Idle Power (Specified)
0.8 W0.6 W0.8 W
Idle Power (Measured)
0.9 W0.7 W1.0 W
Shock (Operating, 2 ms, Read)325 G400 G350 G
Warranty3 Years
3 Years
5 Years


Test Setup

System Hardware
HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (Sandy Bridge) 45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8 MB SharedL3 Cache
Motherboard
(Socket 1366)
Supermicro X8SAX, Revision: 1.1, Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R, BIOS: 1.0B
RAM3 x 1 GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDDSeagate NL35 400 GB, ST3400832NS, 7200 RPM, SATA 1.5Gb/s, 8 MB Cache
Hard Disk Controller
Highpoint Rocket 620
Marvell 88SE9128
Power Supply
OCZ EliteXstream 800W
OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.13
PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O PerformanceIometer 2006.07.27
File server Benchmark
Web server Benchmark
Database Benchmark
Workstation Benchmark
Streaming Reads
Streaming Writes
System Software & Drivers
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
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