Among the three power-optimized drives, Hitachi's Travelstar 5K1000 draws the least power, followed by Toshiba's MQ01ABD100 and Western Digital's Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT. The Hitachi Travelstar 7K750, which emphasizes performance, scores worst among the four candidates.
The Travelstar 7K750 leads the streaming performance-per-watt comparison due to its solid sequential performance. The exceptionally power-frugal Toshiba MQ01ABD100 trails closely, in spite of being slower.
In the database-oriented performance-per-watt benchmark, Western Digital's Scorpio Blue WD5000LPVT pulls ahead of its three competitors.
- Four New 2.5" Hard Drives, Benchmarked
- Hitachi Travelstar 7K750 (HTS727575A9E364)
- Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 (HTS541010A9E680)
- Toshiba MQ01ABDxxx (MQ01ABD100)
- Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD5000LPVT)
- Comparison Table And Test Configuration
- Benchmark Results: Throughput And Interface Bandwidth
- Benchmark Results: Streaming Reads/Writes And 4 KB Random Reads/Writes
- Benchmark Results: Access Times And I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: PCMark 7
- Power And Performance Per Watt
- Three 5400 RPM Drives Serve Up Solid Results