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HDD Comparison Table

Tom’s Winter 2008 Hard Drive Guide
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Hitachi Deskstar
ManufacturerHitachi GSTHitachi GST
Model Deskstar 7K1000 Deskstar 7K1000.B
Model Number HDS721010KLA330 HDT721010SLA360
Form Factor 3.5" 3.5"
Capacity 1000 GB 1000 GB
Spindle Speed 7,200 RPM 7,200 RPM
Other Capacities 750 GB 160, 250, 320 ,500, 640, 750 GB
Platters 5 3
Cache 32 MB 16 MB
NCQ Yes Yes
InterfaceSATA/300SATA/300
Operating Temperature5-60°C-
Specified Idle Power 8.6 W 5.2 W
Measured Idle Power 8.4 W5.4 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)70 g70 g
Warranty 3 years 5 years

Samsung Spinpoint
Manufacturer SamsungSamsungSamsung
Model Spinpoint F1 Spinpoint F1 RAID Class EcoGreen F1
Model Number HD103UJ HE103UJ HD103UI
Form Factor 3.5" 3.5" 3.5"
Capacity 1000 GB 1000 GB 1000 GB
Spindle Speed 7,200 RPM 7,200 RPM 5,400 RPM
Other Capacities 160, 250, 320, 500, 640, 750 GB 160, 250, 320, 500, 640, 750 GB 250, 320, 500, 640, 750 GB
Platters 3 3 3
Cache32 MB 32 MB 32 MB
NCQYesYesYes
Interface SATA/300 SATA/300 SATA/300
Operating Temperature0-60°C 0-60°C 0-60°C
Specified Idle Power 6.7 W 7.7 W5.0 W
Measured Idle Power 7.2 W6.8 W4.3 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)70 g70 g70 g
Warranty 3 years 7 years 3 years

Seagate Barracuda
Manufacturer Seagate Seagate
Model Barracuda 7200.11 Barracuda 7200.11
Model NumberST31000340ASST31500341AS
Form Factor 3.5" 3.5"
Capacity1000 GB1500 GB
Spindle Speed7,200 RPM7,200 RPM
Other Capacities 500, 750 GB 160, 320, 500, 640, 750, 1000 GB
Platters44
Cache32 MB 32 MB
NCQYesYes
InterfaceSATA/300SATA/300
Operating Temperature 0-60°C 0-60°C
Specified Idle Power 8 W 8.3 W
Measured Idle Power 6.8 W7.4 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)63 g70 g
Warranty5 years 5 years

Western Digital Caviar and Velociraptor
Manufacturer Western DigitalWestern DigitalWestern DigitalWestern Digital Western Digital
ModelWD RE 3Caviar GPWD Caviar Green WD Caviar BlackVelociRaptor VR150
Model NumberWD1002FBYSWD10EACSWD10EADS WD1001FALS WD3000
Form Factor 3.5"3.5"3.5" 3.5" 2.5"
Capacity1000 GB1000 GB1000 GB1000 GB300 GB
Spindle Speed7,200 RPM> 5400 RPM 5,400-7,200 RPM7,200 RPM10000 RPM
Other Capacities750 GB500, 750 GB 500, 640, 750 GB 750 GB -
Platters3 4 3 3 2
Cache 32 MB 16 MB 32 MB 32 MB 16 MB
NCQYesYes Yes Yes Yes
InterfaceSATA/300SATA/300SATA/300SATA/300SATA/300
Operating Temperature0-60°C 5-55°C 5-55°C 0-60°C 5-55°C
Specified Idle Power 7.8 W2.8 W2.8 W 7.8 W 4.5 W
Measured Idle Power 6.6 W5.3 W 2.8 W6.5 W4.4 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)65 g65 g65 g65 g65 g
Warranty5 years 3 years3 years5 years 5 years