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Seagate Desktop 4TB, 5TB and 6TB HDDs RAID Report

By: Tyler Bernath | RAID in Storage | Posted: Jul 24, 2014 2:12 am

Power Consumption

 

Our custom power testing samples each drive for a period of three minutes, across each workload. In order to offer more granularity, we sample the power in one-second intervals.

 

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Looking over our power consumption results, we found the Desktop 6TB coming in at 20 Watts at its peak, while the 5TB and 4TB models came in at 17.4 watts and 12.4 watts, respectively.

 

Of course, this is due to the platter count in the 5TB and 6TB models, along with the very quick spindle speed of the new solutions.

 

If we compare the power stream from the 4TB model to the new 5TB and 6TB models, you can see there has been a change in the way these drives manage power transitioning between workloads.

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