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Reviewed: 2.5" Notebook Hard Drives From Toshiba And Hitachi

Benchmark Results: Access Time And I/O Performance

All three drives have similar access times.

WD has been strong in I/O operations per second (IOPS), and the 7,200 RPM drives cannot beat the Scorpio drives. However, notebook drives are typically not optimized for database scenarios.

The same applies to the following I/O tests.