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The Maxtor team comes next:

And the diagrams:

We could have predicted beforehand that the 5A300J0 would be the slowest drive in our tests. The low spindle rotation speed and the small amount of onboard cache memory don’t allow it to compete successfully with the rest of the drives from Maxtor. As for the other HDDs, they have almost the same speed.

The 300GB drive is still lagging behind under the medium load. The 7Y250M0 model falls out of the common group in modes where read requests prevail, and the 6Y200P0 does the same at high percentages of writes.

There are almost no changes under the maximum load – the results of the drives have become even closer. Let’s note once again that there’s no distinct correlation between the firmware version and the performance of a drive and move on to Seagate’s products.

 
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