Should You Care About Hybrid Hard Drives?

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Samsung Family SpinPoint MH80 Model Number HM16HJI Capacity 160 GB Rotational Speed (RPM) 5400 Available Capacities 80, 120 GB Platter 2 Interface SATA/150 Cache 8 MB NV Cache Size 256 MB NCQ yes Warranty 3 years

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processor(s) 2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)
3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
Platform Asus NCL-DS (Socket 604)
Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAM Corsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)
2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB
120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage Controller(s) Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Promise SATA 300TX4
Promise FastTrak TX4310
Networking Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Card On-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Hardware
Performance Measurement c’t h2benchw 3.6
PCMark05 V1.01
I/O Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform Driver Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Graphics Driver Default Windows Graphics Driver
Acer Ferrari Notebook
AMD Platform Socket S1 Acer Ferrari 1004WTMI, 2000 mAh Battery
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
AMD Turion 64 X2 MT-40
Memory Corsair Value Select VS1GSDS667D2
2x 1024 MB DDR2-667 (CL 5.0-5-5-15 2T)
Graphics ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 - 128 MB
Audio Realtek ALC 883
System Software & Drivers
OS Windows Vista Enterprise 6.0.6000
DirectX Version Version 10
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  • dmoz
    > but I would not pay any premium today to get an H-HDD today.

    Department of Redundancies Department, how can I help you?