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Manufacturer
Samsung
Samsung
Model
SpinPoint P120
EcoGreen F2
Model Number
SP2004C
HD103SI
Form Factor
3.5"3.5"
Capacity
200 GB1,000 GB
Spindle Speed
7,200 RPM5,400 RPM
Other Capacities
250 GB
250, 320, 500, 640, 750, 1,500 GB
Platters
2
2
Cache
8 MB
32 MB
NCQ
Yes
Yes
Interface
SATA/300SATA/300
Operating Temperature
0-60°C0-60°C
Specified Idle Power
7.5 W
4.4 W
Measure Idle Power
5.8 W
3.8 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)
63 g
70 g
Warranty
3 Years
3 Years


Low-Level Performance Test System

System Hardware
Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (45nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)
Supermicro X8SAX
Revision: 1.1
Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R
BIOS: 1.0B
RAM
2 GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDD
Seagate NL35 400 GB
ST3400832NS
7,200 RPM, SATA/150, 8 MB Cache
Power Supply
OCZ EliteXstream 800W
OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurements
h2benchw 3.13
PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O Performance
IOMeter 2006.07.27
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Streaming Reads
Streaming Writes
System Software and Drivers
Driver
Details
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset
Chipset Installation Utility 9.1.0.1007
AMD Graphics
Radeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage
8.7.0.1007


System-Level Test Platform

System Hardware II
Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Pentium 4 660 (90nm, 3.6 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
MotherBoard (Socket 1366)
Asus P5GDC-V Deluxe
Revision: 1.03
Chipset: Intel 915G + ICH6
BIOS: 1011
RAM
2 x 512 MB DDR2-533 Corsair CM2X512-8500
HDD
Samsung SpinPoint P120 SP2004C 200 GB
7,200 RPM, SATA/300, 8 MB Cache

Samsung EcoGreen F2 HS103SI 1,000 GB
5,400 RPM, SATA/300, 32 MB Cache
Power Supply
OCZ EliteXstream 800W
OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurements
BootTimer
Sysmark Preview 2007 1.05
System Software and Drivers
Driver
Details
Operating System
Windows XP SP2
Intel Chipset
Chipset Installation Utility 9.0.0.1008
Intel GMA 900
14.25.50.4764
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