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Test Setup And Comparison Table

Notebook Hard Drives: 750GB And 640GB Models Reviewed
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System Hardware
Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB shared L3 cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)Supermicro X8SAX
Revision: 1.0; Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R; BIOS: 1.0B
RAM
3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDD
Seagate NL35, 400GB, ST3400832NS, 7,200 RPM, SATA/150, 8MB Cache
Power Supply
OCZ EliteXstream 800W, OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.12
PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
Streaming Reads
Streaming Writes
System Software and Drivers
Driver
Details
Operating SystemWindows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset DriversChipset Installation Utility 9.1.0.1007
AMD GraphicsRadeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage8.7.0.1007


Comparison Table

ManufacturerSamsung
Seagate
ToshibaWestern Digital
Model
M7E Momentus 5400
MKxx65GSXWD Scorpio Blue
HM641JIST9640320ASMK6465GSXWD7500BPVT
Form Factor2.5" (9.5 mm)2.5" (9.5 mm)2.5" (9.5 mm)2.5" (9.5 mm)
Capacity
640GB640GB640GB750GB
Spindle Speed5,400 RPM5,400 RPM5,400 RPM5,400 RPM
Other Capacities160, 250, 320, 500GB160, 250, 320, 500GB160, 250, 320, 500GB160, 250, 320, 640GB
Platters2222
Cache8MB8MB8MB8MB
NCQ
YesYesYesYes
InterfaceSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/s
Operating Temperature5-55°C0-60°C5-55°C0-60°C
Specified Idle Power 0.9W0.7W0.8W0.7W
Measured Idle Power 0.7W0.8W0.8W0.6W
Operating Shock (2 ms, read)400 G350 G400 G350 G
Warranty3 years3 years3 years3 years
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