Understanding Hard Drive Performance

Benchmark Results

We took a look both at Serial ATA and UltraATA drives for this project; hence you will find one diagram for each on the following pages.

Data Transfer Diagram

We created these transfer diagrams using the performance data of all hard drives using the same interface. Thus, they not only show the performance of a single drive, but the absolute maximum and minimum values that we found across the lineup between 250 and 750 GB.

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  • why only comparing seagate? what about WD?
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  • They were comparing the minute differences or in this case indifferences within a range of nearly identical hard drives. Branding really didn't matter except to just have them all the same...
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