Notebook HDDs Deluxe: 160 GB by Fujitsu, Seagate, Toshiba

Comparison Table

Manufacturer Fujitsu Seagate Toshiba
Product MHW2 BH Series Momentus 7200.2 MK1637GSX
  MHW2160BH ST9160823ASG HDD2D60
Capacity 160 160 160
Rotational Speed (rpm) 5400 7200 5400
Available Capacities 40, 60, 80, 100, 120 GB 80, 100, 120 GB 60, 80, 120 GB
Platter 2 2 2
Interface SATA/150 SATA/300 SATA/300
Cache (MB) 8 8 8
NCQ Yes yes yes
Warranty 3 5 3

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
Test Hard Drive I Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641
500 GB, 7,200 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA/300
Mass Storage Controller(s) Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Silicon Image SATALink SiL3512
Networking Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Card On-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Hardware
Performance Measurements 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

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  • Wgene39
    Is Win. XP Pre-loaded on the Toshiba MK637GSX?