Hitachi Travelstar 5K100 (HTS541010G9AT00) 100GB
This drive from Hitachi boasts 100GB storage capacity with an 8MB buffer and works at 5,400rpm spindle rotation speed. It features 12ms average seek time and 5.5ms latency. During read/write operations it consumes 2W of power, in idle mode it requires 0.6W, and in standby mode – 0.2W.
The HDD from Hitachi can sustain an operational shock of 300 Gs for 2 milliseconds and a non-operational shock of 1000 Gs for 1 millisecond. It produces 2.5 bels of acoustic noise in idle mode.
The hard disk drive supports ATA/6 interface. As for the peculiarities of this HDD, I would like to point out the ABLE Technology support (Enhanced Adaptive Battery Life Extender) that is intended to reduce the power consumption. Besides, they also used special mechanics that should significantly extend the MTBF service period.
The drive is selling for approximately $200.
Toshiba (MK1032GSX) 100GB
Unfortunately, the reverse side of this HDD was covered with heat conductive film, so we couldn’t take any meaningful pictures.
This Toshiba HDD is the only SATA hard disk drive participating in our today’s tests. The drive offers 100GB of storage space with a 16MB buffer. It works at 5,400ropm spindle rotation speed. The average seek time equals 12ms and during this operation the hard drive will consume 2.5W of power. Reading and writing require less power, only 2W. In idle mode the HDD needs 0.8W, and in standby mode – 0.25W.
It can sustain an operational shock of 325 Gs for 2 milliseconds and a non-operational shock of 850 Gs for 1 millisecond. The drive generates 2.5 bels of noise in idle mode.
The drive is selling for approximately $210.
Summing up the features of all our today’s testing participants we would like to offer you a brief specification table: