tom thumb wrote:
The trouble is these drives are painfully slow in the benchmarks. Sub 100MB/s transfer, 10ms+ response.
Who cares about these benchmarks? These numbers are wrong anyway.
A modern "green" drive will have transfers as fast as an old Barracuda.
Want more performance? Get more drives or get rid of whatever software interferes with your drive ("anti-virus" and whatnot).
You could also get a marginal improvement by partitioning your drive in such a way as to make it faster.
Or you could get a faster drive but that would be a waste. Regardless, if you want fast, don't just look at the marketing and the rpms: you want a high-density drive. Today, that means you want a drive with 1T platters. There aren't a whole lot of them around yet and so far as I know they're all 7200 rpm.