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Comparison Table And Test Configuration

Four 2.5" Hard Drives From 500 GB To 1 TB, Benchmarked
By , Achim Roos

Comparison Table

HitachiHitachiToshibaWestern Digital
FamilyTravelstar 7K750Travelstar 5K1000MQ01ABDxxxScorpio Blue
Form Factor2.5“ (9.5 mm)2.5“ (9.5 mm)2.5“ (9.5 mm)2.5" (6.8 mm)
Capacity750 GB1000 GB1000 GB500 GB
Spindle Speed
7200 RPM5400 RPM5400 RPM5400 RPM
Other Capacities
500, 640 GB640, 750 GB250, 320, 500, 640, 750 GB250, 320, 640, 750, 1000 GB
# of Platters
Cache16 MB8 MB8 MB8 MB
Advanced FormatYesYesYesYes
InterfaceSATA 3Gb/sSATA 6Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/s
Operating Temperature
0-60 °C0-60 °C5-55 °C0-60 °C
Idle Power (specified)
1.00 W0.80 W0.55 W0.65 W
Idle Power (measured)
0.80 W0.60 W0.50 W0.40 W
Shock, While Operating (2 ms, Read)
400 G400 G400 G400 G

Test Configuration

System Hardware
CPUIntel Core i5-2500K (32 nm, Sandy Bridge, D2), 4C/4T, 3.3 GHz, 4 x 256 KB L2 Cache, 6 MB Shared L3 Cache w/ HD Graphics 3000, 95 W TDP, 3.7 GHz max. Turbo Boost
Motherboard (LGA 1155)Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3, Revision: 0.2, Chipset: Intel Z68, BIOS: F3
RAM2 x 2 GB DDR3-1333, Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D
System SSD
Intel X25-M G1, 80 GB, Firmware 0701, SATA 3Gb/s
ControllerIntel PCH Z68 SATA 6Gb/s
Power SupplySeasonic X-760 760 W, SS-760KM Active PFC
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.16

PCMark 7 1.0.4
I/O PerformanceIometer 2006.07.27





Streaming Reads

Streaming Writes

4K Random Reads

4K Random Writes
System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
Intel Inf9.2.0.1030
Intel Rapid Storage 10.​5.​0.​1026
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