Western Digital Green 1.5TB vs. Seagate 7200.12 500GB

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HD TACH


HD Tach results for our 1.5TB Caviar Green.

HD Tach results for our 500GB 7200.12.

Where the 500GB 7200.12 excels is in performance benchmarks, as can be seen by its HD Tach results. Its average read speed of almost 110MB/s was about 30% faster than the Caviar Green and the highest of any 7200rpm drive we've tested. Both drives had good random access times.

HD TACH RESULTS COMPARISON
Drive
Random Access
Avg. Read
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB
14.2ms
109MB/s
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB
15.3ms
107MB/s
Seagate Pipeline HD Pro 1TB
17.0ms
102MB/s
Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB
14.9ms
97MB/s
Seagate Pipeline HD .2 500GB
18.6ms
96MB/s
Seagate Pipeline HD .2 1TB
15.0ms
95MB/s
WD Caviar Black 1TB
13.6ms
91MB/s
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB
12.4ms
88MB/s
Samsung EcoGreen F2 500GB
16.7ms
87MB/s
WD Caviar Green 1.5TB
14.6ms
84MB/s
WD Caviar Green 2TB
17.9ms
82MB/s
Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB
17.7ms
75MB/s
5400~5900rpm drives in green, 7200rpm drives in blue.

HD TUNE


HD Tune results for our 1.5TB Caviar Green.

HD Tune results for our 500GB 7200.12.

HD Tune also favors the 7200.12 by about 24MB/s average read speed, but the Green scored a 0.8ms lower access time.



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