A quick look at the Linear
IOMeter results in the Database Access Pattern
confirms that the Atlas does indeed have the faster access time
between the two competitors. This advantage, however, melts away in virtually all other IOMeter results.
When it comes to Workstation performance, Seagate's drive shines. In a Linear scenario, the 'Cuda pulls ahead of the Atlas by a margin of nearly 5%. Its advantage increases all the way to a significant 17% under Heavy loads. Similar trends exist under File Server and Database loads.