Access time has improved consistently from one product generation to the next.
I/O performance has improved, but due to the nature of hard drives, it’s hard to achieve noticeable gains. Therefore, there’s only a little benefit in I/O performance when going from one generation to the next.
- Quo Vadis, Hard Drive? An Analysis Of Enterprise HDDs
- 2005: Ultrastar 15K147 (147GB)
- 2007: Ultrastar 15K300 (300GB)
- 2008: Ultrastar 15K450 (450GB)
- 2009: Ultrastar 15K600 (600GB)
- Test Setup And Comparison Table
- Benchmark Results: Access Time And I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: Throughput And Streaming
- Benchmark Results: Throughput Diagrams
- Benchmark Results: Application Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Temperature And Power Consumption
- Benchmark Results: Efficiency And Performance Index, Conclusion