Surprisingly, the first result shows the new Deskstar 7K2000 to be slower, as the average read access time is 13% longer on the new drive versus the three year old Deskstar E7K500.
Write access time doesn’t differ much, though.
Hitachi’s latest high-capacity drive manages to outperform its aged predecessor by 47% in the database test (143 vs. 97 IOPS).
File server I/O performance runs 30% higher on the new Desktstar 7K2000 (139 vs. 107 IOPS).
The Web server test does not return better performance on the new drive, but the difference is small.
Finally, the workstation benchmark delivers 143 vs. 116 IOPS in favor of the new Deskstar 7K2000 (+23%).
- Does A HDD Upgrade Make Sense?
- Old Drive: Hitachi Deskstar E7K500
- New Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000
- Test Setup
- Benchmark Results: Access Time And I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: Throughput And Streaming
- Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage
- Benchmark Results: Drive Temperature And Power
- Benchmark Results: Performance Per Watt / Efficiency
- System Results: PCMark Vantage Comparison
- System Results: SYSmark 2007 Preview on Windows XP vs. 7
- System Results: Boot, Shutdown, Hibernate, Return