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Smart Hard Drives: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 and Western Digital WD740 Raptor

Test Configuration

Processor
Intel Pentium 4Northwood 2.2 GHz, FSB400512 kB L2 Cache
System
MotherboardAOpen AX4PE MaxIntel 845E Chipset
RAMBuffalo Tech 512 MB DDR333, CL 2.5
Common Hardware
Graphics CardnVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400, 32 MB
System Hard DriveWestern Digital WD1200JB, 120 GBUltraATA/100, 7.200 U/Min, 8 MB Cache
Network Controller3COM 3C905TX-B, 100 MBit/s
Mass Storage ControllerSingle Drive Tests :Silicon Image Sil3512, 2 SATA ChannelsRAID 0 Tests :HighPoint RocketRAID 1640
Drivers
ChipsetIntel INF-Update 5.02.1003
Graphics DrivernVIDIA Detonator 41.09
DirectX9.0a
OSWindows XP Professional5.1.2600, Service Pack 1
Benchmarks & Settings
Transfer-Performance Benchmarkc’t h2benchw Ver. 3.6
Transfer DiagramWinbench 99 2.0Disk Inspection Test
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2003.05.10Fileserver Benchmark PatternWebserver Benchmark Pattern
Application PerformanceWinbench 99 2.0Disk Winmarks