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Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD v4 450GB Enterprise Review

By: Paul Alcorn | HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Seagate





This test consists of Database and On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) workloads. OLTP is the processing of transactions such as credit cards and high frequency trading in the financial sector. Databases are the bread and butter of many enterprise deployments. These demanding 8k random workloads with a 66 percent read and 33 percent write distribution bring even the best solutions down to earth.


The 15K v4 drive delivers an impressive 545 IOPS at QD256 during the OLTP workload. The Savvio 15K.3 averages 469 IOPS, and the Toshiba provides 532 IOPS. There is a massive improvement in the new 15K v4 over the previous-generation Savvio 15K.3.






Latency performance scales within expectations during the course of the workload, with the Enterprise Performance 15K v4 taking a lead in efficiency.




The 15K v4 requires an average of 7.82 watts during the transactional workload.




The Enterprise Performance provides 62 IOPS-per-watt.



File Server




The file server test consists of typical file server workloads. This profile tests a wide variety of file sizes simultaneously, with an 80% read and 20% write distribution.


The Enterprise Performance provides 526 IOPS at QD256, but the Savvio 15K.3 jumps out to a big lead with 688 IOPS. The Toshiba averages 519 IOPS.








The Enterprise Performance 15K v4 averages 8.05 watts during the fileserver workload.




The 15K v4 offers 64 IOPS-per-watt during the measurement window.

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