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Hitachi Travelstar Z5K320 320GB 7mm 2.5-inch Hard Drive - Benchmarks - Passmark

By: Chris Ramseyer | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 8, 2010 9:56 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Hitachi

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 Hitachi Z5K320 is about as far from a server drive as you can get, but it is still fun to run these tests to see how these notebook drives fair. I was a bit surprised to see the Z5K320 perform so well when put against the Scorpio Blue.


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