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Comparison Table And Test Setup

New Enterprise Hard Drives: 6 Gb/s SAS And 200 MB/s
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Comparison Table

Manufacturer
Fujitsu
Fujitsu
Hitachi
Model
MBD2 RC seriesMBE2 RC seriesUltrastar C10K300
Model Number
MBD2300RCMBE2147RCHUC103030CSS600
Form Factor
2.5"2.5"2.5"
Capacity
300GB147GB300GB
Spindle Speed
10,000 RPM15,000 RPM10,000 RPM
Other Capacities
147GB 73.5GB147GB
Platters
2
2
2
Cache
16MB16MB64MB
TCQ/NCQ
YesYesYes
Interface
SAS/600SAS/600SAS/600
Surface Temperature
57°C58°C56°C
Specified Operating Temperature
0-55°C0-55°C5-55°C
Specified idle Power
3.4W4.1W3.4W
Measured idle Power
3.5W4.2W13.4W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)
100 G (100 ms)100 G (100 ms)60 G
Warranty
5 years5 years5 years

               

Manufacturer
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Model
ConstellationConstellationSavvio 10K.3
Model number
ST9500530NSST9500430SS ST9300603SS
Form Factor
2.5"2.5"2.5"
Capacity
500GB500GB300GB
Spindle Speed
7,200 RPM7,200 RPM10,000 RPM
Other Capacities
160GB160GB146GB
Platters
3
3
2
Cache
32MB16MB16MB
TCQ/NCQ
YesYesYes
Interface
SAS/600SAS/600SAS/600
Surface Temperature
47°C49°C58°C
Specified Operating Temperature
5-55°C5-55°C5-55°C
Specified Idle Power
2.6W2.9W3.5W
Measured Idle Power
3.0W5.1W5.9W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)
70 G 
70 G 
70G
Warranty
5 years5 years5 years

                  

Manufacturer
Seagate
Seagate
Seagate
Model
Savvio 15K.2Cheetah NS.2Cheetah 15K.7
Model Number
ST9146852SSST3600002SSST3600057SS
Form Factor
2.5"3.5"3.5"
Capacity
146GB600GB600GB
Spindle Speed
15,000 RPM10,000 RPM15,000 RPM
Other Capacities
73GB300GB, 450GB300GB, 450GB
Platters
2
4
4
Cache
16MB16MB16MB
TCQ/NCQ
YesYesYes
Interface
SAS/600SAS/600SAS/600
Surface Temperature
59°C48°C60°C
Specified Operating temperature
5-55°C5-55°C5-55°C
Specified Idle Power
4.1W6.2W11.7W
Measured idle Power
6.0W7.5W13.2W
Operating Shock (2 ms read)
60 G60 G60 G
Warranty
5 years5 years5 years

 
Test Setup

System Hardware
Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (45nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)
Supermicro X8SAX
Revision: 1.1, Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R, BIOS: 1.0B
RAM
3GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDD
Seagate NL35 400GB
ST3400832NS, 7,200 RPM, SATA/150, 8MB Cache
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
Driver
Details
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset
Chipset Installation Utility 9.1.0.1007
AMD Graphics
Radeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage
8.7.0.1007
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