As always, I'd like to point out that PCMark Vantage isn’t a server or workstation benchmark, as it doesn’t reflect typical application scenarios for these hard drive products. However, it's still a decent tool for exploring raw performance.
The new Ultrastar 15K600 wins in all subtests. The older Ultrastar 15K450 and the 2.5” C15K147 run head to head, but there are differences between one benchmark section and the next.
- Shootout: 3.5” Vs. 2.5” Enterprise HDDs
- 3.5” Test HDDs: Hitachi Ultrastar 15K450, 15K600
- 2.5” Test HDDs: Hitachi Ultrastar C15K147
- Test Setup And Transfer Diagrams
- Benchmark Results: Throughput And Interface
- Benchmark Results: I/O Performance And Access Time
- Benchmark Results: PCMark Application Performance
- Benchmark Results: Temperature, Power, And Efficiency