The SpinPoint deftly turns the tables when it comes to our IOMeter
suites. Its Workstation Index (a normalized average of light, medium, and heavly loads
of 144.03 ranks as the highest score yet recorded for a 5400 RPM
drive. Here the Samsung leads IBM's Deskstar 40GV
by about 5% and WD's Caviar WD600AB
by a substantial 10%. The V30's scores in the File Server and Database indices are similarly impressive.