When it comes to measured access times
, the MPF-AH falls somewhere in the middle of the pack. Its 13.2ms average access (just short of the drive's specified claims) can't quite match the swift times turned in by Quantum's Fireball Plus LM
or Seagate's Barracuda ATA II
but keeps ahead of units such as the Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40
and Western Digital's 7200rpm Caviar
Sequential transfer rates achieved by the Fujtisu are about what one should expect from a 7200 RPM 10.2 GB/platter drive. Outer zone figures weigh in at 29.1 MB/sec. It's right along the lines of drives such as the Maxtor and Seagate but well behind the 37 MB/sec delivered by IBM's 15 GB/platter Deskstar 75GXP.