'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%.