Seagate and Western Digital 1TB Drives: Improved and Greenby Dave Robinet on November 26, 2007 7:00 AM EST
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HD Tune and HD Tach
Neither HD Tune nor HD Tach liked the Western Digital drive very much at all, giving it below average scores in most aspects of the test. The Seagate 7200.11 drive fares substantially better in the sustained transfer rate test, though its burst speed came in surprisingly low.
As always, HD Tach and HD Tune are examples of synthetic benchmarks, which measure very specific aspects of the drive (seek time, burst rate, etc.) without any true indication of real-world performance. Still, these are important guidelines and show how these drives perform compared to the specifications provided by the manufacturers.