New IDE Hard Drives at 20 GB per Platter: Fujitsu MPG3409 and Western Digital WD400


Data Transfer Speeds

A look at the maximum and minimum transfer speeds does not reveal any surprises. Due to the progress in hard drive technology, those new drives get good ratings. The WD drive works at 7200 instead of the Fujitsu's 5400 rpm, resulting in a clearly better minimum transfer speed.