Three Generations Of 1.8" Hard Drives Benchmarked

Benchmark Results: I/O Performance

I/O performance is just about irrelevant for this type of hard drive. We mainly added it for the sake of comparison, as we test all hard drives on the same rig.

None of the drives is particularly fast at answering multiple I/O requests at the same time. Instead, the 1.8” drives were designed to be small, low on power, and efficient in delivering data in controlled environments, such as an Apple iPod classic.