Here are the complete results of the C't for interesting hdd which I originally typed for a german forum.
x/y ms = seek time without/with AAM
xy MB/s = average transfer rate, read and write (these are rounded the same)
x/y/z = niose in sone idle/seek with AAM/seek without AAM
benchmark x/y = benchmark with/without AAM
Anwendungsindex= Testing methology similar to the SR one. A playback of previously recorded patterns. Bigger disks are better because testing is done in a 40GB block.
Only different features in a family are mentioned.
IBM 180GXP 7200upm 42MB/s
60GB (IC35L060AVV207-0): 10.5ms/14.5ms, 0.4/0.8/1.6, benchmark 11.5/14.5
180GB (IC35L180AVV207-1): 10.0ms/14.0ms, 0.9/1.1/1.7, benchmark 18.0/21.4, 8 MB Cache !
Seagate Barracuda ATA V 7200upm, 34MB/s
120GB: 11/12.5ms, 0.6/1.4/2.7, benchmark 14.0/15.0
Seagate Barracuda ATA IV 7200upm 35MB/s
40GB: 11/12ms, 0.5/0.8/1.2 Sone
20GB: 0.3/0.8/1.2, benchmark 10.7/11.1
Seagate U6 5400upm, 24MB/s
60GB (ST360020A U6): 19/22ms, 0.6/0.9/1.4
80GB (ST380020A U6): 14/15.5ms, 0.4/0.5/1.0
Samsung Spinpoint V60 (SV1204H) 120GB 5400upm, 30MB/s
14/16ms, 0.4/0.6/1.0, benchmark 10.3/11.4
Maxtor Diamond Max
Plus 8 25GB (6E40L1): 7200upm, 50 MB/s, 12.5/13.5ms, 0.8/0.9/0.9, benchmark 12.0/12.0
Plus 9 160GB (6Y160L0): 7200upm, 40 MB/s, 11.0/15.0ms, 0.6/0.8/2.3, benchmark 14.5/16.0
MaxLine II (5A250J0): 5400upm, 30 MB/s, 13.0/23.0ms, 0.7/0.8/1.9, benchmark 11.0/12.0
Maxtor D540X 5400upm
40GB (4K040H2): 0.9/1.0/1.2 (Quantum)
80GB (4k080H4): 0.6/1.1/1.3 (Quantum)
80GB (4D080H4): 0.7/0.8/1.7 (Maxtor)
120GB (4G120J6): 0.6/0.8/1.7 (?)
160GB (4G160J8): 0.9/1.0/1.8 (?)
Maxtor D740X 7200upm, 34MB/s
40GB (6L040J2): 12/15ms, 0.7/1.2/1.4 Sone, benchmark 9.6/10.5
80GB (6L080J4): 0.9/1.4/1.4 Sone
A second 'L' in the modelnumber means FDB. These are quieter but harder to become.
Western Digital Caviar 7200upm 38MB/s,
180GB (WD2000JB-00DUA0): 13.0/19.0ms, 43 MB/s, 1.1/1.2/2.0, benchmark 16.5/18.5, 8MB Cache!
120GB (WD1200JB-00CR1): 11.0/16.0ms, 1.3/1.6/1.8, benchmark 16.5/18.9, 8MB Cache!
100GB (WD100JB-00CWE01): 11.0/12.0ms, 1.5/2.1/2.3, benchmark 17.3/17.5, 8MB Cache!
80GB (WD800JB-00CRA1): 1.8/1.9/2.0, benchmark 14.7/17.4, 8MB Cache!