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Analysis: Which Enterprise Capacity Point Performs Best?

Test Setup And Comparison Table

System Hardware
HardwareDetails
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB Shared L3 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 800W, OCZ800EXS-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

Comparison Table

ManufacturerToshibaToshibaToshiba
ModelMBF2600RC SeriesMBF2600RC SeriesMBF2600RC Series
Model numberMBF2300RCMBF2450RCMBF2600RC
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"
Capacity300GB450GB600GB
Spindle Speed10,000 RPM10,000 RPM10,000 RPM
Other Capacities450GB, 600GB300GB, 600GB300GB, 450GB
Platters233
Cache16MB16MB16MB
TCQ/NCQYesYesYes
InterfaceSAS 6Gb/sSAS 6Gb/sSAS 6Gb/s
Surface Temperature54°C58°C58°C
Specified Operating Temperature0-55°C0-55°C0-55°C
Specified Idle Power4.5W4.5W4.5W
Measured idle Power3.0W3.5W3.5W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)100 G (1ms)100 G (1ms)100 G (1ms)
Warranty5 years5 years5 years