The results of this pattern are strongly influenced by the average access time as well as deferred writing algorithms. If we consider the results of the synthetic Database pattern, we’ll see that the two leaders in the Workstation pattern are superior in these very parameters. The Seagate ST3160827AS has an excellent access time whereas the WD1600JS works superbly when there are a lot of writes to be performed.
Let’s now see what happens if the address space of the test is limited.
Workstation 32 Pattern
So, both drives have gone even farther away from their pursuers.
Note the sluggish operation of Maxtor’s HDDs which are both very poor in this test. On the other hand, Maxtor’s HDDs have always been good at processing paralleled requests which we are going to check out in the next test.