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Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA 6 Gbit/s Hard Drive Performance Review - Benchmarks - Passmark

By: Chris Ramseyer | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 29, 2009 12:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Seagate

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests


Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1
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Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.



The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.


The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.




The server tests benefit from higher platter speeds but we can see that Seagate's latest drive runs much faster than the previous generation. In the Web Server test the XT manages to almost double to speed of the 7200.11.


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