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Half a Terabyte On Your Notebook

Drive Comparison Table

ManufacturerHitachiHitachiSamsung
FamilyTravelstar 5K320Travelstar 5K500SpinPoint M6
Model NumberHTS543232L9A300HTS545050KTA300HM500LI
Capacity320GB500GB500GB
Rotational Speed (RPM)540054005400
Available Capacities80, 120, 160, 250GB400 GB400 GB
Platters233
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/s
Cache (MB)888
NCQyesyesyes
Warranty5 years5 years3 years
Height9.5mm12.5mm9.5mm

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processors2x Intel Xeon 3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
PlatformAsus NCL-DS, 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 WD1200JB
120GB, 7,200 RPM, 8MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage ControllerIntel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Promise SATA 300TX4
Promise FastTrak TX4310
Driver 2.06.1.310
NetworkingBroadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics SubsystemIntegrated ATI RageXL, 8MB
System Software
Performance Measurementsc’t h2benchw 3.6
PCMark05 V1.01
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2003.05.10
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
System Software & Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition,
Service Pack 1
Platform DriverIntel Chipset Installation Utility 7.0.0.1025
Graphics DriverDefault Windows Graphics Driver