You’ll receive the best throughput performance from the 300 GB drive, followed by the 600 GB model. While we don’t think peak performance numbers really make much difference, the variance in minimum throughput may become important.
The SAS 6Gb/s interface is not yet maxed out. Reading or writing from or into the drive’s buffer happens at roughly 330 MB/s. This is also the case on other enterprise drives with a SAS 6Gb/s interface. Physical performance in getting data on and off the rotating medium remains the key performance characteristic.
- Analysis: Which Capacity Provides Best Performance?
- 2.5” And 10,000 RPM: The Toshiba MBF2xxxRC Family
- 300GB, 450GB, And 600GB Models Compared
- Test Setup And Comparison Table
- Throughput Diagrams
- Benchmark Results: Throughput
- Benchmark Results: Access Time And I/O Performance
- Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage
- Benchmark Results: Drive Temperature And Power Consumption
- Benchmark Results: Power Efficiency