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Benchmark Results: Power Efficiency

Analysis: Which Enterprise Capacity Point Performs Best?
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Performance per watt for streaming read operations is best on the 300GB drive, followed by the 600GB and 450GB models.

I/Os per watt are highest on the 300GB drive, as well.

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    wuzy , June 23, 2010 1:22 AM
    It's pretty obvious that more platters/heads within the same product family does not affect performance, perhaps a little increase in access time. Overall the differences are negligible.

    But it's good to have additional solid data to backup the above statement I guess, although this test proved to be somewhat meaningless.
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    Anonymous , June 23, 2010 6:52 AM
    Weak article. How about some real test cases?
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    blarg_12 , August 4, 2010 8:11 PM
    The differences between the drives are so negligible that you are left with price and physical data density in your data center as the only two considerations.