Recently, we have our newhard drive test series started with a Samsung SpinPoint P120 and a Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 with 250 GB today is joined by a Barracuda 7200.10 with 8 MB cache and to the same capacity from Seagate how it performs in comparison to its rivals, you can learn on the following pages.
Since, according to a survey 91% of our readers run their hard drives simply integrated on the motherboard controllers, we also do this in our tests to determine results that our readers can expect at home.
The Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB 8MB SATA II has two important differences in the buying decision to the previously tested models. On the one hand, the models have the Barracuda 7200.10 series, like all other Seagate hard drives, no Automatic Acoustic Management (AAM) for the simultaneous reduction of volume and power on the other hand are Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 series on the entire five-year warranty.
H2benchw is the official hard disk benchmarks for the EU from the Heise publishing company the program measures each of the read and write speed from the beginning to the end of a hard disk. The highest, lowest and average value will specify each of us similarly, the access speed while the manufacturers specify minimum values, we measure and to specify the interesting mean value.
The application is also part of the index and measures h2benchw access profiles using common software just their performance on Windows since the profiles simulating software under Windows, the values measured here can not be transferred to other operating systems.
Was the significant advantage of the Samsung Spinpoint compared with the Hitachi Deskstar already surprisingly, it is certainly the performance of the Seagate. The Seagate hard drive, Hitachi is the average reading from all of 10 MB / s, the Samsung Spinpoint after all, even at four Mbytes / s At the maximum, the Barracuda 7200.10 is almost nine and six Mbytes / s in front of their opponents. The minimum is relative while the distance to the Samsung model to a MB / s, the distance to the Hitachi hard disk with nearly seven Mbytes / s is still well.