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Comparison Table And Test Setup

Hard Drives, Yesterday And Today: From 500 GB To 1.5 TB
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Manufacturer
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Model
Spinpoint T166
Ecogreen F1
Ecogreen F2
Model Number
HD501LJ
HD103UI
HD153UI
Form Factor
3.5"
3.5"
3.5"
Capacity
500 GB
1,000 GB
1,500 GB
Spindle Speed
7,200 RPM
5,400 RPM
5,400 RPM
Other Capacities
80, 160, 320 GB
250, 320, 500, 640, 750 GB
250, 320, 500, 640, 750, 1,000 GB
Platters
3
3
3
Cache
16 MB
32 MB
32 MB
NCQ
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interface
SATA/300
SATA/300
SATA/300
Operating Temperature
0-60°C
0-60°C
0-60°C
Specified Idle Power
8.2 W
5.0 W
5.1 W
Measured Idle Power
6.4 W
4.3 W
3.8 W
Operating Shock ( 2 ms, Read)
63 g
70 g
70 g
Warranty
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years


System Hardware

Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)
Supermicro X8SAX
 Revision: 1.0
Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R
BIOS: 1.0B
RAM
3 GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
System HDD
Seagate NL35 400 GB 
ST3400832NS
 7,200 RPM, SATA150, 8 MB
Test HDDs
Samsung Spinpoint T166 HD501LJ, 500 GB
 Samsung Ecogreen F1, HD103UI, 1,000 GB 
Samsung EcoGreen F2, HD153UI, 1,500 GB
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
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset Drivers
Chipset Installation Utility 9.1.0.1007
AMD Graphics
ATI Radeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage
8.7.0.1007
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