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I/O Benchmark Results: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B, 250 GB SATA

Accelerate Your Hard Drive By Short Stroking
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The performance benefits for the 7,200 RPM Deskstar 7K1000.B desktop hard drive aren’t as significant as they are for the enterprise Ultrastar 15K450 because the faster drive can benefit even more from the decreased mechanical operating range. Let’s look at the results of the mainstream model:

You will see I/O performance improvements between 40% and 60% for this 7,200 RPM desktop drive if you run it in a capacity-reduced, short-stroked configuration.

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