More 500GB notebook drives: Seagate 7200.4 & Hitachi 5K500.B

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HD Tach results for Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB


HD Tach results for Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B

According to HD Tach, the Momentus 7200.4 has an average read speed of about 85MB/s, which is 16-18MB/s better than the Hitachi 5K500.B as well as other Seagate and WD 5400rpm 500GB notebook drives. Its read speed puts it in a class similar to the Samsung EcoGreen 500GB and WD Green 2TB. These 3.5" drives have much higher areal density, which seems to compensate for the lower rotational speed. Random access times were similar as well. All this indicates that the Momentus 7200.4 500GB is a pretty speedy, especially for a notebook drive.

The Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B 500GB was similar in performance to the other 500GB 5400rpm notebook drive, except for random access time, which was slower by 2~3ms, at least on HD Tach.

HD TACH RESULTS COMPARISON
Drive
Random Access
Avg Read
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
Samsung EcoGreen F2 500GB
16.7ms
87MB/s
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB
16.9ms
85MB/s
WD Green WD20EADS 2TB
17.9ms
82MB/s
Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB
17.7ms
75MB/s
WD Scorpio Blue 500GB
16.9ms
69MB/s
Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B 500GB
20.3ms
67MB/s
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500GB
18.1ms
67MB/s
Notebook drives in blue. 5400/5900rpm desktop drives in green.

HD Tune results were slightly different than HD Tach, with a bit slower transfer rate for both tested drives and a touch quicker access time for the Hitachi.





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