The MPF-AT turns in a disappointingly high access time
of 17.4 milliseconds. Subtracting the standard 5.6 milliseconds of latency
associated with 5400 RPM spindle speeds
yields a measured seek time
of 11.8 ms... well over the manufacturer's claim. Such misses are unfortunately becoming more common these days. The Seagate U10
, for example, claims an 8.9 ms seek time but measures out with a 17.7 ms access time.
Outer zone transfer rates top out at 23.8 MB/sec, right in line with the competition. Ditto for the drive's inner-track score of 14.4 MB/sec.