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Terabyte Drive Comparison Table

Samsung Spinpoint F1 HDDs: New Winners?
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Manufacturer Hitachi Samsung Seagate Western Digital Western Digital
Model Deskstar 7K1000 Spinpoint F1 Barracuda 7200.11 Caviar GP Caviar RE2-GP
Model Number HDS721010KLA330 HD103UJ ST31000340AS WD10EACS WD1000FYPS
Capacity 1000 GB 1000 GB 1000 GB 1000 GB 1000 GB
Spindle Speed 7,200 RPM 7,200 RPM 7,200 RPM > 5,400 RPM >5,400 RPM
Other Capacities 750 GB 160, 250, 320, 500, 640, 750 GB 500, 750 GB 500, 750 GB 500, 750 GB
Platters 5 3 4 4 4
Cache 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 16 MB 16 MB
NCQ yes yes Yes yes yes
Interface SATA/300 SATA/300 SATA/300 SATA/300 SATA/300
Warranty 3 years 3 years 5 years 3 Years 3 Years

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processor(s) 2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)
3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
Platform Asus NCL-DS (Socket 604)
Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAM Corsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)
2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB
120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage Controller(s) Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Promise SATA 300TX4
ICP 5085BL 8-Port SAS/300
Networking Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Subsystem On-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Hardware
Performance Measurements c’t magazine’s h2benchw 3.6
I/O Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform Driver Intel Chipset Installation Utility 7.0.0.1025
Graphics Driver Default Windows Graphics Driver
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