Benchmark Results: Sequential Read/Write Performance
The two drives on the top of this chart spin at 7,200 RPM. The second is Hitachi’s Deskstar E7K1000, but watch the distance to the closest competitor. The Seagate Barracuda LP at 1 TB and 2 TB is extremely close at its maximum, but falls a bit behind in average and minimum transfer rates. None of the new drives fall behind 100 MB/s peak read throughput, and they all deliver at least roughly 50 MB/s.
The same statements are valid for writes, although the performance numbers vary slightly.
Streaming Read/Write Throughput