The Workstation pattern simulates a typical workstation load at request queue depths up to 32. This test is performed on the full capacity of the HDDs as well as on a 32GB partition created on them.
To calculate the overall performance rating of a HDD in this test, we use the following formula:
Performance = Total I/O (queue=1)/1 + Total I/O (queue=2)/2 + Total I/O (queue=4)/4 + Total I/O (queue=8)/8 + Total I/O (queue=16)/16 + Total I/O (queue=32)/32
When the entire capacity of the HDD is in use, the HD-227U2 is the leader and the Passport is the loser. The Handy Drive is fourth, yet its overall score is close to the StoreJet’s.
There are no great changes as we reduce the address space to 32GB. The order of the HDDs hasn’t changed and the Fujitsu is fourth still.