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1.5 TB Low-Power HDDs: Green Gets Big

Test Setup And Transfer Diagrams

System Hardware
HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8 MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)Supermicro X8SAX, Rev. 1.0, 
Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R, 
BIOS: 1.0B
RAM3 x 1 GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDDSeagate NL35, 400 GB (ST3400832NS)
 7,200 RPM, SATA150, 8 MB cache
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 3850 
512 MB GDDR3
Power SupplyOCZ EliteXstream 800W 
OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.12PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27Fileserver-BenchmarkWebserver-BenchmarkDatabase-BenchmarkWorkstation-Benchmark
Throughput TestingIOMeter Streaming Read TestIOMeter Streaming Write Test
System Software & Drivers
DriversDetails
Operating SystemWindows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset DriversChipset Installation Utility 9.1.0.1007
AMD GraphicsCatalyst 8.12
Intel Storage DriversMatrix Storage 8.7.0.1007

Transfer Diagrams