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Comparison Table And Test Setup

Perfect Notebook Storage: Seven 2.5” 500 GB Drives
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Manufacturer
Fujitsu
Hitachi
Samsung
Toshiba
Model Number
MJA2500BHTravelstar 5K500.B HTS545050B9A300Spinpoint M6 HM500LIMK5055G
Form Factor
2.5" (9.5mm)2.5" (9.5mm)2.5" (9.5mm)2.5" (9.5mm)
Capacity
500 GB500 GB500 GB500 GB
Spindle Speed
5,400 RPM5,400 RPM5,400 RPM5,400 RPM
Other Capacities
750 GB
120, 160, 250, 320, 400 GB-
120, 160, 250, 320, 400 GB
Platters
2
2
3
2
Cache
8 MB8 MB8 MB8 MB
NCQ
YesYesYesYes
Interface
SATA/300SATA/300SATA/300SATA/300
Operating Temperature
5-55°C5-55°C5-55°C5-55°C
Specified Idle Power
0.6 W
0.8 W
0.7 W
not specified
Measured Idle Power
0.7 W
0.8 W
0.9 W
0.7 W
Operating Shock (2ms, read)
350 G
400 G
325 Gnot specified
Warranty
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
Manufacturer
Seagate
Seagate
Western Digital
Model Number
Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325ASMomentus 7200.4 ST9500420ASScorpio Blue WD5000BEVT
Form Factor
2.5" (9.5mm)2.5" (9.5mm)2.5" (9.5mm)
Capacity
500 GB
500 GB
500 GB
Spindle Speed
5,400 RPM7,200 RPM5,400 RPM
Other Capacities
120, 160, 250, 320 GB 160, 250, 320 GB80, 120, 160, 250, 320, 400 GB
Platters
2
2
2
Cache
8 MB
16 MB
8 MB
NCQ
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interface
SATA/300SATA/300SATA/300
Operating Temperature
0-60°C0-60°C0-60°C
Specified Idle Power
0.8 W
0.7 W
0.9 W
Measured Idle Power
0.9 W
1.0 W
1.0 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)
350 G
350 G
350 G
Warranty
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years


Test Setup

System Hardware
Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache)
Motherboard (LGA 1366)
Supermicro X8SAX, Revision: 1.0, 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 3.12
PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O Performance
IOMeter 2006.07.27
Fileserver - Benchmark
Webserver - Benchmark
Database - Benchmark
Workstation - Benchmark
Streaming Reads
Streaming Writes


System Software and Drivers
Driver
Details
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset Drivers
Chipset Installation Utility 9.1.0.1007
AMD Graphics
Radeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage
8.7.0.1007
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