Hard Drive Physicals
Device Name & Review Link Seagate Cheetah 36LP (36.7 GB Ultra160/m SCSI)
Model Designation ST336704LW
Rotations Per Minute 10000 RPM
Gigabytes Per Platter 6.1 GB
Seek Time 5.2 ms
Buffer Size 4096 KB
Warranty 5 years
Rated Idle Noise 39 dB
Power Consumption 11 watts


 Testbed II  Ziff Davis WinBench 99 under Windows 2000 Professional using NTFS *  Testbed II 
Benchmark Seagate Cheetah 36LP (36.7 GB Ultra160/m SCSI)
Business Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 6170
High-End Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 17167
AVS/Express 3.4 (KB/sec) 19733
FrontPage 98 (KB/sec) 80900
MicroStation SE (KB/sec) 28367
Photoshop 4.0 (KB/sec) 11567
Premiere 4.2 (KB/sec) 10867
Sound Forge 4.0 (KB/sec) 14633
Visual C++ (KB/sec) 15933
Disk/Read Transfer Rate StorageReview.com
Beginning (KB/sec) 36133
End (KB/sec) 24100
Disk Access Time (ms) 9.0
Disk CPU Utilization (%) 0.19


Legacy WinBench Benchmarks


 Testbed I  Ziff Davis WinBench 99 under Windows 95 OSR 2.1 using FAT 32 *  Testbed I 
Benchmark Seagate Cheetah 36LP (36.7 GB Ultra160/m SCSI)
Business Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 4120
High-End Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 15533
AVS/Express 3.4 (KB/sec) 11400
FrontPage 98 (KB/sec) 38367
MicroStation SE (KB/sec) 15333
Photoshop 4.0 (KB/sec) 12867
Premiere 4.2 (KB/sec) 11933
Sound Forge 4.0 (KB/sec) 20933
Visual C++ (KB/sec) 16033
Disk/Read Transfer Rate StorageReview.com
Beginning (KB/sec) 36000
End (KB/sec) 24100
Disk Access Time (ms) 9.4
Disk CPU Utilization (%) 5.63

 Testbed I  Ziff Davis WinBench 99 under Windows NT 4.0 using NTFS *  Testbed I 
Benchmark Seagate Cheetah 36LP (36.7 GB Ultra160/m SCSI)
Business Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 4570
High-End Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 15700
AVS/Express 3.4 (KB/sec) 20800
FrontPage 98 (KB/sec) 36267
MicroStation SE (KB/sec) 21167
Photoshop 4.0 (KB/sec) 9067
Premiere 4.2 (KB/sec) 12800
Sound Forge 4.0 (KB/sec) 15367
Visual C++ (KB/sec) 14433
Disk/Read Transfer Rate StorageReview.com
Beginning (KB/sec) 36100
End (KB/sec) 24100
Disk Access Time (ms) 9.1
Disk CPU Utilization (%) 2.57

 Testbed I  ThreadMark 2.0 under Windows 95 OSR 2.1 using FAT 32 *  Testbed I 
Benchmark Seagate Cheetah 36LP (36.7 GB Ultra160/m SCSI)
Data Transfer Rate (MB/sec) 15.04
Average CPU Utilization (%) 43.36
KB/sec per 1% CPU Utilization (KB/sec) 347

 Testbed I  ThreadMark 2.0 under Windows NT 4.0 using NTFS *  Testbed I 
Benchmark Seagate Cheetah 36LP (36.7 GB Ultra160/m SCSI)
Data Transfer Rate (MB/sec) 20.20
Average CPU Utilization (%) 33.00
KB/sec per 1% CPU Utilization (KB/sec) 612


IOMeter Benchmarks


 Testbed II  Intel IOMeter  Testbed II 
1 worker, 10 minutes, 30 second rampup
All Loads Linear Very Light Light Moderate Heavy
File Server Access Pattern StorageReview.com
Total I/Os per second 100.59 141.41 141.19 199.45 247.44
Total MBs per second 1.09 1.53 1.54 2.15 2.69
Average I/O Response Time (ms) 9.94 28.28 113.31 320.81 1033.89
CPU Utilization (%) 0.34 0.56 0.54 0.76 1.03
I/Os per % CPU Utilization 295.85 252.52 261.46 262.43 240.23
Workstation Access Pattern StorageReview.com
Total I/Os per second 120.98 152.57 152.26 204.66 245.35
Total MBs per second 0.95 1.19 1.19 1.60 1.92
Average I/O Response Time (ms) 8.26 26.21 105.08 312.62 1042.73
CPU Utilization (%) 0.43 0.57 0.52 0.79 1.08
I/Os per % CPU Utilization 281.35 267.67 292.81 259.06 227.18
Database Access Pattern StorageReview.com
Total I/Os per second 101.75 148.33 148.33 205.75 257.14
Total MBs per second 0.79 1.16 1.16 1.61 2.01
Average I/O Response Time (ms) 9.83 26.96 107.86 311.03 995.04
CPU Utilization (%) 0.34 0.59 0.62 0.73 1.05
I/Os per % CPU Utilization 299.26 251.41 239.24 281.85 244.90

* Testing Parameters At A Glance
1 worker, 10 minutes, 30 second rampup.
File Server Access Pattern File Server Access Pattern
Workstation Access Pattern 8k blocks, 80% Random, 80% Read
Database Access Pattern 8k blocks, 100% Random, 67% Read
Linear 1 I/O
Very Light 4 I/Os
Light 16 I/Os
Moderate 64 I/Os
Heavy 256 I/Os

*Note: Threadmark 2.0 and WinBench98 test results are the average of five trials.
WinBench99 test results are the average of three trials.

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