The Deskstar 40GV's IOMeter
performance is quite respectable. A quick look at the IOMeter Workstation
Index (a normalized average of Workstation Light, Medium and Heavy loads) reveals a score of 138 I/Os per second. This is enough to edge a long-time Leaderboard
occupant, the Quantum Fireball lct10
. Such a score also outpaces the Maxtor DiamondMax 60
and Western Digital Caviar WD450AA
by margins of 11% and 13% respectively. Only Samsung's SpinPoint V10200
manages to remain untoppled. The Deskstar trails Samsung's unassuming drive by 2%.