We don't review hard repels very often on IT Reviews, primarily since the days when finish-users regularly upgraded their repels are fading into distant storage. Most newly PCs come with hard repels so prominent that the rest of the system is probably to be obsolete long before the hard repel fills up.
This is since the cost per megabyte of repels has plummeted in recent years, so PC producers can afford to be more generous when constructing their PCs. But some repels still are worth a mention and this is 1 of them.
There's nothing much in the spec to contribute an indication that the MPG3409AH-E should do especially well. It's a 7,200rpm repel with a quoted average seek time of 8.5ms for understand procedures and 9.5ms for write procedures. It has 2 platters, 4 read/write heads and a 2MB information buffer.
Only the sort of spec, in other words, that you'd detect in a broad range of EIDE screen repels from several producers. The capacity - 40GB - is sufficient but not excessive for the desktop market, and the cost is sensible.
Yet somehow, this repel manages to do exceptionally well. Compared with other, like repels we've seen, it has improve sustained information transfer rates and improve real-world random access times too.
Contribution that the specifications are nothing out of the ordinary, we can just presume that the buffering algorithm has been tweaked to correspond desktop procedures better than its competitors.The repel is SMART-compliant and comes with a 3 year RTB warranty.