Hitachi’s new Deskstar 7K1000.B drive is one of the most efficient drives when it comes to delivering sequential data streams, as it only requires 6.8 W while doing this. The WD Caviar Black requires 7.7 W for the same task. Let’s look at the performance per watt results.
The WD Caviar Black drive isn’t as fast as the Hitachi 7K1000.B in this benchmark, and it requires more power than Hitachi’s drive for this task.
- Hitachi, WD: 1-TB Drives Revised
- Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 1 TB (HDT721010SLA360)
- Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB (WD1001FALS)
- Test Setup and Transfer Diagrams
- Access Time and Interface Bandwidth
- Sequential Read/Write Throughput
- PCMark05 Application Benchmarks
- I/O Performance
- Power and Temperature
- Performance per Watt: Workstation
- Performance per Watt, Streaming Reads
- Old vs. New and Comparison Table