We were interested to check out different HDDs, so we included a wide range of Seagate’s models, from simple 250GB ones to a 750MB monster. Server and workstation-oriented HDDs were represented by a Barracuda ES ST3500630NS. Samsung was represented by a three-platter 500GB model and Hitachi had a 500GB model in this test, too. A 500GB 7H500F0 was the reminder of the late Maxtor. Western Digital participated with its 500GB desktop HDDs as well as with new and old 10000rpm models.
You can compare the characteristics of the HDDs using the following table: