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New Enterprise Hard Drives: 6 Gb/s SAS And 200 MB/s

Comparison Table And Test Setup

Comparison Table

ManufacturerFujitsuFujitsuHitachi
ModelMBD2 RC seriesMBE2 RC seriesUltrastar C10K300
Model NumberMBD2300RCMBE2147RCHUC103030CSS600
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"
Capacity300GB147GB300GB
Spindle Speed10,000 RPM15,000 RPM10,000 RPM
Other Capacities147GB73.5GB147GB
Platters222
Cache16MB16MB64MB
TCQ/NCQYesYesYes
InterfaceSAS/600SAS/600SAS/600
Surface Temperature57°C58°C56°C
Specified Operating Temperature0-55°C0-55°C5-55°C
Specified idle Power3.4W4.1W3.4W
Measured idle Power3.5W4.2W13.4W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)100 G (100 ms)100 G (100 ms)60 G
Warranty5 years5 years5 years

               

ManufacturerSeagateSeagateSeagate
ModelConstellationConstellationSavvio 10K.3
Model numberST9500530NSST9500430SSST9300603SS
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"
Capacity500GB500GB300GB
Spindle Speed7,200 RPM7,200 RPM10,000 RPM
Other Capacities160GB160GB146GB
Platters332
Cache32MB16MB16MB
TCQ/NCQYesYesYes
InterfaceSAS/600SAS/600SAS/600
Surface Temperature47°C49°C58°C
Specified Operating Temperature5-55°C5-55°C5-55°C
Specified Idle Power2.6W2.9W3.5W
Measured Idle Power3.0W5.1W5.9W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)70 G70 G70G
Warranty5 years5 years5 years

                  

ManufacturerSeagateSeagateSeagate
ModelSavvio 15K.2Cheetah NS.2Cheetah 15K.7
Model NumberST9146852SSST3600002SSST3600057SS
Form Factor2.5"3.5"3.5"
Capacity146GB600GB600GB
Spindle Speed15,000 RPM10,000 RPM15,000 RPM
Other Capacities73GB300GB, 450GB300GB, 450GB
Platters244
Cache16MB16MB16MB
TCQ/NCQYesYesYes
InterfaceSAS/600SAS/600SAS/600
Surface Temperature59°C48°C60°C
Specified Operating temperature5-55°C5-55°C5-55°C
Specified Idle Power4.1W6.2W11.7W
Measured idle Power6.0W7.5W13.2W
Operating Shock (2 ms read)60 G60 G60 G
Warranty5 years5 years5 years

 Test Setup

System Hardware
HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)Supermicro X8SAX Revision: 1.1, Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R, BIOS: 1.0B
RAM3GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDDSeagate NL35 400GB ST3400832NS, 7,200 RPM, SATA/150, 8MB Cache
Power SupplyOCZ EliteXstream 800WOCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.12PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27Fileserver-BenchmarkWebserver-BenchmarkDatabase-BenchmarkWorkstation-BenchmarkStreaming ReadsStreaming Writes
System Software and Drivers
DriverDetails
Operating SystemWindows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel ChipsetChipset Installation Utility 9.1.0.1007
AMD GraphicsRadeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage8.7.0.1007