Half a Terabyte On Your Notebook

Interface Bandwidth And Access Time

Interface Bandwidth

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This benchmark is used to verify the interface claims of drive manufacturers. Clearly, the Hitachi Travelstar 5K500 and 5K320 utilize Serial ATA 3 Gb/s, as they reach 160 MB/s. The Samsung Spinpoint M6 HM500LI stays at 127.7 MB/s.

Access Time

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The Samsung HM500LI is as bad in the access time test as it was good in the data transfer benchmarks: 19 ms is a new record on the low side. However, the two Hitachi drives aren’t all that great either, at 18 and 18.5 ms.