Fujitsu's drives have long been famous for their low levels of heat and noise. The MAN is no exception, though we can't quite proclaim the MAN3367, a two-platter model, quieter than the four-platter Atlas 10k III. The two were on par with each other in both idle and seek areas. This illustrates just how mainstream 10k RPM drives have become. As a two-disc model, however, the MAN3367 does operate a bit cooler to the touch.
Overall, the MAN scores in delivering performance where it matters. While its WinBench 99 results lag behind the competition, solid scores in IOMeter File Server and Database indices put it ahead of the competition from Maxtor and Seagate. The MAN is a solid choice for applications where expense and/or heat put 15k RPM drives out of the equation. Results like these, however, make the wait for the 15k MAM-series even more agonizing .