Benchmark Results: Access Time And I/O Performance
The access time test is dominated by WD, but Samsung and Seagate are not far behind. We find it interesting to see that access time actually speed up a bit compared to previous product generations.
I/O performance is not extremely relevant for consumers, but worth considering if you multitask a lot or if you want to maximize responsiveness. Seagate and WD are equally strong in this test.