Enterprise Storage: Two 2.5" 600 GB Hard Drives Tested

Test Setup, Comparison Table, And Throughput Diagrams

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System Hardware
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8 MB Shared L3 cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)Supermicro X8SAX, Revision: 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, SATA 1.5Gb/s, 8 MB cache
Power SupplyOCZ EliteXstream 800W, OCZ800EXS-EU
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.12PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27Fileserver-BenchmarkWebserver-BenchmarkDatabase-BenchmarkWorkstation-BenchmarkStreaming ReadsStreaming Writes
System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset DriversChipset Installation Utility
AMD GraphicsRadeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage8.7.0.1007

Comparison Table

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ModelSavvio 10K.4MBF2600RC Series
Model numberST9600204SSMBF2600RC
Form Factor2.5"2.5"
Capacity600 GB600 GB
Spindle Speed10 000 RPM10 000 RPM
Other Capacities450 GB300 GB, 450 GB
Cache16 MB16 MB
InterfaceSAS 6Gb/sSAS 6Gb/s
Surface Temperature6054
Specified Operating Temperature5-55°C0-55°C
Specified Idle Power4.6 W4.5 W
Measured Idle Power4.9 W3.5 W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)40 G100 G
Warranty5 years5 years