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Rounding Out the Database: The Seagate Barracuda ATA ST320430 and IBM Deskstar 75GXP DTLA-307075


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Rounding Out the Database: The Seagate Barracuda ATA ST320430 and IBM Deskstar 75GXP DTLA-307075
  June 12, 2000 Author: Eugene Ra  

IOMeter Performance

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IOMeter results are what matter most in our eyes. Here the combination of swift seeks and tweaked firmware allows the 45 gig 75GXP to claim top honors. It's here, however, that Seagate's older drive shines. Despite its relative age, the 'Cuda ATA's 12.2ms access time allows it to trail the 45 by margins of 5% or less under all loads. In fact, the margin between the Seagate and the 45 is less in every load than the gap between the 45 and 75 gig 75GXP's, drives ostensibly within the same family.

 Conclusion...


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