Seven out of the ten drives produce similar results in the Workload pattern. The WD7500AYPS is last, the Seagate 7200.11 is first, while the Samsung is second. This is the load the Samsung drive proves to be good at.
The performance ratings are interesting as Seagate’s previous-generation drives have third and four places. Besides the WD7500AYPS, the group of losers now includes the Hitachi and the newest Seagate ES.2.
When the test zone is limited to 32 gigabytes, the Seagate ES.2 steps up to second position while the RE2-GP series drives from Western Digital both slow down. Their lower spindle rotation speed shows up here.
The standings of this test depend on sequential speeds of the drive whereas firmware is not important. The firmware algorithms can only help distinguish a drive among others that are equal to it in terms of sequential speed.