To our surprise, Samsung's drive exhibits great strength in IOMeter
. It turns in an IOMeter Workstation
index score (a normalized average of Light, Medium, and Heavy
loads) of 141.15. Such a score exceeds our current leaderboard
champ, the Quantum Fireball lct10
, by a margin of nearly 6%. This may not sound like much, but this clocks the SpinPoint at a speed 14% faster than the same WD450AA
that thrashes it in WB99 tests. In fact, its score is within spitting distance (less than 2%) of the popular 7200 RPM Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40
. Not bad at all!