The difference in access time isn’t significant, but certainly welcome.
A value of 27% more I/O performance between one hard drive generation and the next is quite a difference, and is atypical.
File server I/O performance increased by almost the same amount.
Web server I/O access patterns deal with lots of small files and almost entirely with random reads, which is why the increased throughput doesn’t help as much as on the file server benchmark, where larger blocks are read. Even so, the Spinpoint M7 benefits, thanks to its quicker average access time.
- Hard Drive Progress Visualized: Two 500 GB Notebook Drives Compared
- Three Platters: Samsung Spinpoint M6 HM500LI (500 GB)
- Two Platters: Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM500JI (500 GB)
- Test Setup And Throughput Diagrams
- Access Time And I/O Performance
- Throughput, Streaming, And Interface Performace
- PCMark Vantage Application Performance
- Power Consumption And Power Efficiency