The Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 is the king of the hill in this area as it has the highest interface bandwidth of any hard drive in our tests. At the same time we need to make very clear that the interface bandwidth reflects the drive's maximum interface performance, which only comes into action if data is read or written from or into the cache memory. All data operations that require physical access to the magnetic platters are limited by their maximum performance (see next benchmark).
Check out our Interactive Hard Drive Charts to compare the new 750 and 500 GB drives with all other hard drives tested to date!
- 750 And 500 GB Drives By Seagate, Maxtor, Western Digital
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750 GB
- Maxtor DiamondMax 11 500 GB
- Western Digital Caviar WD5000KS 500 GB
- Technical Data
- Data Transfer Diagrams
- Access Time
- Interface Bandwidth
- Read Transfer Performance
- Write Transfer Performance
- Surface Temperature
- Application Performance
- I/O Performance