The low-level scores turned in by the Samsung are about what one would expect for a 5400 RPM 10.2 GB/platter
drive. Outer zone transfer rates
clock in at 24.6 MB/sec, right in line with speeds exhibited by competitors (only Maxtor's DiamondMax 60
is significantly swifter in STR). The recorded access time
was 14.4 milliseconds, indicating a seek time
closer to 9 milliseconds rather than the advertised 8.5 ms speed.