It seems obvious: performance-oriented hard drives with 7200 RPM spindles and correspondingly low access times should top the charts in Iometer’s streaming benchmark.
The reality is a little bit different, though. While Western Digital’s WD7500BPKT sits unchallenged at the top of the chart, the other 7200 RPM disk, Toshiba’s MK6461GSYN, and two 5400 RPM models (Samsung’s Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB and Western’s Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT), are clustered together below. Samsung’s Spinpoint M8 HN-M101MBB and the slowest drive, Hitachi’s Travelstar 5K750 HTS547575A9E384, trail far behind.
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- Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 HTS547575A9E384 (750 GB)
- Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M500MBB (500 GB) And HN-M101MBB (1 TB)
- Toshiba MK6461GSYN (640 GB)
- Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT (1 TB) And Scorpio Black WD7500BPKT (750 GB)
- Comparison Table And Test Configuration
- Benchmark Results: Data Rate And Interface Bandwidth
- Benchmark Results: Streaming Reads/Writes
- Benchmark Results: Access Time And I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: PCMark Application Performance
- Power Consumption
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