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IBM Deskstar 60GXP IC35L060AVER07


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IBM Deskstar 60GXP IC35L060AVER07
  March 29, 2001 Author: Eugene Ra  


WB99/Win2k Low-Level Measurements

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WinBench 99's Disk Acccess test clocks the 60GXP's access time at 12.3 milliseconds, nearly identical to that of the three-platter Deskstar 75GXP. The result is a measured seek time of just 8.1 milliseconds, beating the specs by a comfortable margin... something that's too rare these days.

WB99's measures the outer-zone transfer rate of the 60GXP at 39 MB/sec. A quick look at the drive's STR graph, however, reveals an unusually jagged pattern in first couple zones. STR eventually levels out, although never quite in the ruler-straight pattern that we've seen in many drives. Taking this choppy formation into account, it would be safe to say that the drives achieves a minimum STR of 38 MB/sec in its outermost zone... a figure almost identical to the 75GXP. Inner-zone rates do show noticeable improvement, with the 60GXP's score of 21.3 MB/sec leading the 75GXP by 8%.

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