3.5” Enterprise Hard Drive Development Analyzed

Benchmark Results: Throughput And Streaming

We found the improvement in throughput to be most impressive, more than doubling between 2005 and 2009. Although a single Ultrastar 15K600 cannot outperform the throughput level of fast SSDs, it’s often cheaper to achieve many hundred megabytes per second throughput by arranging multiple enterprise drives like the Ultrastar 15K600 in a RAID.