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Performance in Intel IOMeter File Server & Web Server Patterns

These patterns simulate the load on the disk subsystem of a typical server.

We compare the drives in this test by their performance ratings, which are calculated as the average of the drive’s speeds under four loads (we don’t count a load of 256 requests in).

We’ve got two leaders here – the 200GB Hitachi HDS722525VLAT80 and the Seagate ST3200822AS. The gaps between the other drives are negligible.

The Maxtor 5A300J0 is very slow, but don’t forget that it is the only HDD in this test to have 5400rpm spindle rotation speed. By the way, none of the other Maxtor drives can boast a high performance in this test, either. Let’s see how they handle the Web Server pattern?

The three drives from Hitachi populated the top of the diagram. The 200GB Hitachi HDS722525VLAT80 is especially good in this test. The SATA-interfaced drive from Seagate is trying to challenge the Hitachi team, while the PATA drive from Seagate found itself at the bottom of the table, before the Maxtor 5A300J0.

 
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