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

Data Transfer Diagram: Fujitsu MPG3409AT

Even at the end of the medium, the Fujitsu drive is still able to read at almost 20 MB/s. This is mostly due to the high data density of the disks, equalizing a bit of the slower 5400-rpm rotation speed.

Data Transfer Diagram: Western Digital WD400

The WD400 is hardly able to beat the good results of the Fujitsu drive.