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Laptop Storage: 640GB And 500GB Drives From WD And Fujitsu

Comparison Table And Test Setup

ManufacturerFujitsuWestern Digital
ModelMJA2500CHScorpio Blue WD6400BEVT
Form Factor2.5" (9.5 mm)2.5" (9.5 mm)
Capacity500GB640GB
Spindle Speed5,400 RPM5,400 RPM
Other Capacities80, 250 gigabytes80, 120, 160, 250, 320, 400, 750, 1000 gigabytes
Platters22
Cache8MB8MB
NCQYesYes
InterfaceSATA/300SATA/300
operating Temperature5-55°C0-60°C
Specified Idle Power0.6W0.85W
Measured Idle Power0.7W0.7W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)350 Gnot specified
Warranty3 years3 years

Test Setup

System Hardware
HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L3 Cache)
Motherboard (socket 1366)Supermicro X8SAX Revision: 1.0, Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R, BIOS: 1.0B
RAM3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDDSeagate NL35, 400GB, ST3400832NS, 7,200 RPM, SATA/150, 8MB Cache
Power SupplyOCZ EliteXstream 800W OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmark
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.12PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27Fileserver-BenchmarkWebserver-BenchmarkDatabase-benchmarkWorkstation-BenchmarkStreaming readsStreaming Writes
System Software & Drivers
DriverDetails
Operating SystemWindows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset DriversChipset Installation Utility 9.1.0.1007
AMD GraphicsRadeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage8.7.0.1007