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The big mean fish - Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 HDD - Benchmarks - File Copy Test

Seagate has just launched their brand new Barracuda 7200.8 hard disk drive for the consumer desktop market which promises to offer blazing fast performance. In this review of the new drive we compare the new 7200.8 against the older generation Barracuda 7200.7 as well as the Western Digital Raptor. In the wild you wouldn't expect a Raptor to be scared of a Barracuda but the food chain just might have made a bit of a change in favour of the big mean tropical fish.

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 6, 2005 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%      Manufacturer: Seagate Technology

X-Bit Labs File Copy Test

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.5.3

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.xbitlabs.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storage/display/fc-test.html

 

 

X-Bit Labs File Copy Test is a real world benchmark used to measure the performance of IDE subsystems. In this test, we time how long it takes to copy 2.3GB worth of data (four x 590MB files) onto the same hard disk drive with File Copy Test program optimizations disabled to help provide the most accurate time possible.

 

 

 

In our first real-world file copy test from test drive to master drive we see that the new Seagate drives are able to beat the Raptor by 1MB/s while the older 7200.7 is a long way behind, again.

 

 

 

This time we run the same tests but copy the files to the same drive. Here the Raptor drive just takes the lead.

 

 

 

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