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Review: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA II - SiSoft Performance
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Written by Rondog   
Thursday, 02 November 2006 16:15
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Review: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA II
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Next I ran the HDD performance test found in the SiSoft.

Again, I ran the tests twice for consistency.






























The two results are completely identicial. (I'd say that's consistent -Ed)

Now, I ran the same test on the ATA100 drive used earlier for a bit of comparison.





Very similar results again on SiSoft Sandra 2007.

When comparing the all the results, they are well under 5MB/s difference on the SATAII drive. However on the ATA100 120GB, in sequential read speed, there is a massive different between the results given by HD Tach and SiSoft Sandra.

The only thing that comes to mind is that SiSoft Sandra uses a test file of 634MB and HD Tach uses 32MB. This is the only explanation I could deduce from the information I have.

For a RRP of $155 AUD from www.scorptec.com.au this drive is by far worth the cost. For $310, one could have a 320GB RAID 0 array setup when used on a SATAII capable motherboard. This is a cheap solution to a home fileserver or HTPC.

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