Hard Drive Physicals
Specification Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample
Model Designation QM336400TY-LW QM336400TY-LW ST336704LW ST336704LW
Rotations Per Minute 10000 RPM 10000 RPM 10000 RPM 10000 RPM
Gigabytes Per Platter 7.3 GB 7.3 GB 6.1 GB 6.1 GB
Seek Time 4.7 ms 4.7 ms 5.2 ms 5.2 ms
Buffer Size 8192 KB 8192 KB 4096 KB 4096 KB


 Testbed II  Ziff Davis WinBench 99 under Windows 2000 Professional using NTFS *  Testbed II 
Benchmark Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample
Business Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 8247 8763 6170 7040
High-End Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 24633 23033 17167 19667
AVS/Express 3.4 (KB/sec) 29567 27467 19733 20100
FrontPage 98 (KB/sec) 99767 102000 80900 96800
MicroStation SE (KB/sec) 27867 25700 28367 29433
Photoshop 4.0 (KB/sec) 13667 13867 11567 12967
Premiere 4.2 (KB/sec) 19600 17167 10867 13667
Sound Forge 4.0 (KB/sec) 27133 24567 14633 16633
Visual C++ (KB/sec) 22933 21200 15933 19267
Disk/Read Transfer Rate StorageReview.com
Beginning (KB/sec) 40167 41467 36133 36167
End (KB/sec) 25000 25000 24100 24100
Disk Access Time (ms) 7.8 7.9 9.0 9.0
Disk CPU Utilization (%) 0.34 0.23 0.19 0.24

 Testbed II  Performance Graphs  Testbed II 
Windows 2000 Professional using NTFS
Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample - 8763 |
Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample - 8247 |
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample - 7040 |
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample - 6170 |
Windows 2000 Professional using NTFS
Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample - 24633 |
Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample - 23033 |
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample - 19667 |
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample - 17167 |

 Testbed I  Ziff Davis WinBench 99 under Windows 95 OSR 2.1 using FAT 32 *  Testbed I 
Benchmark Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample
Business Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 5153 Not Tested 4120 Not Tested
High-End Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 18600 Not Tested 15533 Not Tested
AVS/Express 3.4 (KB/sec) 17100 Not Tested 11400 Not Tested
FrontPage 98 (KB/sec) 40033 Not Tested 38367 Not Tested
MicroStation SE (KB/sec) 18133 Not Tested 15333 Not Tested
Photoshop 4.0 (KB/sec) 14967 Not Tested 12867 Not Tested
Premiere 4.2 (KB/sec) 11933 Not Tested 11933 Not Tested
Sound Forge 4.0 (KB/sec) 28800 Not Tested 20933 Not Tested
Visual C++ (KB/sec) 19400 Not Tested 16033 Not Tested
Disk/Read Transfer Rate StorageReview.com
Beginning (KB/sec) 41133 Not Tested 36000 Not Tested
End (KB/sec) 24900 Not Tested 24100 Not Tested
Disk Access Time (ms) 8.0 Not Tested 9.4 Not Tested
Disk CPU Utilization (%) 5.64 Not Tested 5.63 Not Tested

 Testbed I  Ziff Davis WinBench 99 under Windows NT 4.0 using NTFS *  Testbed I 
Benchmark Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample
Business Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 5423 Not Tested 4570 Not Tested
High-End Disk WinMark 99 (KB/sec) 20000 Not Tested 15700 Not Tested
AVS/Express 3.4 (KB/sec) 32233 Not Tested 20800 Not Tested
FrontPage 98 (KB/sec) 38133 Not Tested 36267 Not Tested
MicroStation SE (KB/sec) 21500 Not Tested 21167 Not Tested
Photoshop 4.0 (KB/sec) 11267 Not Tested 9067 Not Tested
Premiere 4.2 (KB/sec) 17100 Not Tested 12800 Not Tested
Sound Forge 4.0 (KB/sec) 24833 Not Tested 15367 Not Tested
Visual C++ (KB/sec) 16733 Not Tested 14433 Not Tested
Disk/Read Transfer Rate StorageReview.com
Beginning (KB/sec) 41367 Not Tested 36100 Not Tested
End (KB/sec) 24967 Not Tested 24100 Not Tested
Disk Access Time (ms) 7.8 Not Tested 9.1 Not Tested
Disk CPU Utilization (%) 2.73 Not Tested 2.57 Not Tested

 Testbed I  ThreadMark 2.0 under Windows 95 OSR 2.1 using FAT 32 *  Testbed I 
Benchmark Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample
Data Transfer Rate (MB/sec) 24.40 Not Tested 15.04 Not Tested
Average CPU Utilization (%) 63.91 Not Tested 43.36 Not Tested
KB/sec per 1% CPU Utilization (KB/sec) 382 Not Tested 347 Not Tested

 Testbed I  ThreadMark 2.0 under Windows NT 4.0 using NTFS *  Testbed I 
Benchmark Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample
Data Transfer Rate (MB/sec) 30.52 Not Tested 20.20 Not Tested
Average CPU Utilization (%) 49.68 Not Tested 33.00 Not Tested
KB/sec per 1% CPU Utilization (KB/sec) 614 Not Tested 612 Not Tested

 Testbed I  Performance Graphs  Testbed I 
Windows 95, OSR 2.1 using FAT32
Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample - 5153 |
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample - 4120 |
Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample - Not Tested
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample - Not Tested
Windows NT 4.0 using NTFS
Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample - 5423 |
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample - 4570 |
Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample - Not Tested
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample - Not Tested
Windows 95, OSR 2.1 using FAT32
Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample - 18600 |
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample - 15533 |
Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample - Not Tested
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample - Not Tested
Windows NT 4.0 using NTFS
Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample - 20000 |
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample - 15700 |
Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample - Not Tested
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample - Not Tested
ThreadMark 2.0 Data Transfer Rate
Windows 95, OSR 2.1 using FAT32
Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample - 24.40 |
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample - 15.04 |
Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample - Not Tested
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample - Not Tested
Windows NT 4.0 using NTFS
Quantum Atlas 10k II 1st Sample - 30.52 |
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 1st Sample - 20.20 |
Quantum Atlas 10k II 2nd Sample - Not Tested
Seagate Cheetah 36LP 2nd Sample - Not Tested


*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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