It’s not surprising to see that the 7,200 RPM T166 has quicker access times. However, the difference is not significant if you use your high capacity drive for mass storage.
The I/O performance results are similar: the high capacity EcoGreen drives aren’t suitable for server or workstation workloads. For these types of applications, fast 10,000 RPM drives are a much better choice.
- 2007, 2008, 2009 Hard Drives Compared: 500-1500 GB
- Three Hard Drive Generations: What Has Changed?
- 2007: 500 GB Spinpoint T166 (HD501LJ)
- 2008: 1000 GB Spinpoint F1 EcoGreen (HD103UI)
- 2009: 1500 GB Spinpoint F2 EcoGreen (HD154UI)
- Comparison Table And Test Setup
- Results: Access Time And I/O Performance
- Throughput And Transfer Diagrams
- PCMark Vantage Application Performance
- Power Requirements
- Efficiency And Surface Temperature
- Normalized Results: Performance, Power And Efficiency