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WD Brings 250 GB HDDs to Notebooks

Comparison Table

ManufacturerFujitsuHitachiHitachiHitachiSamsung
FamilyMHW2 BH SeriesTravelstar 5K160Travelstar 5K160Travelstar 5K160SpinPoint M80
Model NumberMHW2080BHHM160JI
Capacity80 GB80 GB80 GB120 GB160 GB
Rotational Speed (RPM)54005400540054005400
Available Capacities40, 60, 100, 120, 160 GB40, 60, 120, 16040, 60, 120, 16040, 60, 80, 16080, 120
Platter11122
InterfaceSATA/150ATA/133SATA/150ATA/133SATA/150
Cache (MB)88888
NCQyesnoyesnoyes
Warranty3 years3 years3 years3 years3 years
ManufacturerToshibaToshibaToshibaWestern Digital
FamilyMK6037GSXMK8037GSXMK1237GSXWD Scorpio
Model NumberHDD2D63HDD2D61HDD2D62WD2500BEVS
Capacity60 GB80 GB120 GB250 GB
Rotational Speed (RPM)5400540054005400
Available Capacities80, 120, 160 GB60, 120, 160 GB60, 80, 160 GB40, 60 80, 100,120, 160 GB
Platter1122
InterfaceSATA/300SATA/300SATA/300SATA/150
Cache (MB)8888
NCQyesyesyesyes
Warranty3 years3 years3 years3 years

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processor(s)2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
PlatformAsus NCL-DS (Socket 604)Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAMCorsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar WD1200JB120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Test Hard Drive ISeagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641500 GB, 7,200 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA/300
Mass Storage Controller(s)Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)Silicon Image SATALink SiL3512Driver 1.2.0.57
NetworkingBroadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics CardOn-Board GraphicsATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Hardware
Performance Measurementsc’t h2benchw 3.6PCMark05 V1.01
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2003.05.10Fileserver-BenchmarkWebserver-BenchmarkDatabase-BenchmarkWorkstation-Benchmark
System Software & Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise EditionService Pack 1
Platform DriverIntel Chipset Installation Utility 7.0.0.1025
Graphics DriverDefault Windows Graphics Driver