Archive for the ‘Hard Drives’ Category

Cheap RAID Ravages WD Raptor

March 12th, 2007 No comments

Tom’s Hardware benchmarks a couple of 7200 drives in RAID 0 and compares them against the 10,000 RPM Western Digital Raptor. For fun they put the Raptor in a RAID 0 array too.

Categories: Benchmarks, Hard Drives

Understanding Hard Drive Performance

March 9th, 2007 No comments

Tom’s Hardware takes a look at hard drive performance, focusing mainly on 7200 RPM drives.

This article will give you an overview of all parameters that are relevant to hard drive performance. These are the drive form factor, platter diameter and platter count, recording technology and data density, rotation speed and access time, interface and buffer memory.

Categories: Benchmarks, Guides, Hard Drives

400GB Hard Disk Drives in RAID 0, RAID 5 and RAID 10 Arrays: Performance Analysis

February 24th, 2007 No comments

X-bit labs benchmarks several different models of 400 GB SATA drives in four drive raid arrays. Tests are done using an Areca ARC1220 RAID controller, probably on Windows.

Western Digital WD740ADFD: Bottled Lightning

February 10th, 2007 No comments

AnandTech reviews the latest update to Western Digital’s 74 GB 10,000 RPM hard drive.

Over the course of the last couple of years, the 8MB cache drive has been enhanced with minor revisions with one of the latest versions, WD740GD-00FLC0, receiving tweaks that significantly improved its performance in single-user applications.

Categories: Hard Drives, Reviews

Seagate Barracuda ES Hard Drive Review

February 3rd, 2007 No comments

The Tech Report reviews the Seagate Barracuda ES hard drive. This ES drive is the enterprise edition of the 7200.10. Differences include better performance when dealing with vibration, and a shorter error timeout period so the drive won’t drop out of RAID arrays.

Categories: Hard Drives, Reviews

Server Guide part 2: Affordable and Manageable Storage

February 3rd, 2007 No comments

AnandTech has a server guide for SCSI, SAS, and enterprise SATA hard drives.

Categories: Guides, Hard Drives