Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750 GB SATA Hard Drive

Benchmarks - SiSoft, PCMark and File Transfer

SiSoft Sandra HDD Benchmark

Here I was using the latest version of SiSoft Sandra's HDD benchmarking section. Once again tests were run three times for accuracy and averaged out.

I have found SiSoft Sandra to be pretty accurate in the past and the results show the speed of this drive nicely.

sisoft seagate 7200.10 750

Here you can see the same pattern emerging. Obviously the RAID drive is ahead of the other two, but the Seagate is clearly ahead in the Drive Index Test. The Random Access test shows it as coming out equal with the Hitachi 7K160. Very impressive indeed.


PC Mark 05 HDD test Suite

PC Mark 05 has a test suite that Futuremark claim bears out real-life performance of a PC. In the HDD test there are five sections, all with different everyday uses. As before I ran the suite three times on each drive for accuracy.

pc mark 05 seagate 7200.10 750 gb

Impressively enough the Seagate beats both the Hitachi 160 and the RAID 0 array out in 3 out of 5 of the test suite tests. It seems to be slightly down in general usage tests, but not by a big margin at all. This is hugely impressive considering the size of this mammoth drive.


Manual file Transfer

For this test I took a 1,91GB (randomly selected it has to be said) folder of High Definition Movie files. I transferred them from the OS drive to the drive in question. Again, I repeated this three times for each drive to ensure a good result. This is just a small test to see how the Seagate 7200.10 performs in every-day general usage that an average user would perform.

seagate 7200.10 750 gb

The Seagate 7200.10 is one par with the RAID 0 drive as far as transferring files is concerned. Once again very impressive. The perpendicular recording technology really shows through in writing data to the HDD.
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Most Recent Comments

07-07-2005, 04:11:19

balilu
"... ..for the amount of money you are paying you are getting a drive that is one of the fastest drives available as well as the largest in capacity, which in my opinion is worth paying a premium price for."

http://hi-techreviews.com/reviews/7K500/hitachi.html

07-07-2005, 04:33:42

bloodthirst
yes and its also sata II

ay from the picture in the link.... im not very familiar with sata but that looks ide?

07-07-2005, 05:13:03

limqareb
do all mobo support it?

07-07-2005, 06:08:40

bloodthirst
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='limqareb'
do all mobo support it?
SATA II im pretty sure most chipsets already support it

07-07-2005, 09:49:25

balilu
your right the one in the pic is the IDE Version but there is also the SATA II Version.

All mobos support it even if it is sata 2 and the mobo is only sata 1 but int that case it lacks the features of sata 2

07-07-2005, 10:01:54

bloodthirst
yeah all tho i cannot really see any major bennifits of sata II compared to sata I

08-07-2005, 04:38:19

balilu
NCQ is one of the best achievements sata 2 has

08-07-2005, 05:16:59

Dav0s
someone wana explain what NCQ is?

08-07-2005, 05:38:59

bloodthirst
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Dave'
someone wana explain what NCQ is?
yeah i know im confused about it as well

08-07-2005, 05:42:28

bloodthirst
okk well i just googled NCQ hard drive technology and it seems to be when

NCQ technology allows drives to prioritize a PC's data requests.

08-07-2005, 07:10:21

balilu
look at this you don't need to turn the page

08-07-2005, 07:13:07

Dav0s
cheers bal! repped u cos that was interesting

08-07-2005, 07:38:11

bloodthirst
yeah i think it deserves some reps as well it was very interesting well deserved

08-07-2005, 09:06:19

balilu
thnks guys
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