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HDTune Benchmark: Hitachi 7k100 (100GB) vs 7k200 (200GB)

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Lyshen, Jun 27, 2007.

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  1. jin07

    jin07 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    How would the 7k200 compare to the HD I have now? Would I be able to notice a difference? Lastly, would start-up be quicker? Here's the stats:

    Transfer Rate
    Min: 0.6 MB/sec
    Max: 24.0 MB/sec
    Ave: 15.2 MB/sec

    Access Time: 30.3 ms
    Burst Rate: 63.3 MB/sec
    CPU Usage: 19.8%
     
  2. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    Those results are very slow . . . what are the specifications of the hard drive you have? It is either a very slow hard drive or it is in PIO mode.

    If it is simply a slow hard drive then you will notice a large difference by going to a 7K200.
     
  3. Greg

    Greg Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    A 7k100 should be plenty fast...those numbers are not normal. As Chaz said, PIO mode is a possibility. Your drive might also be failing, but not 100% sure.
     
  4. jin07

    jin07 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    It's a 5 year old 4200 rpm. As long as it doesn't fail until after I transfer everything to my new laptop with its 7k200 it's all good. I'm guessing it's just really slow though :p
     
  5. KevinM

    KevinM Notebook Consultant

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    Here's my result for the 7K200:

    [​IMG]
     
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    AlexMcIver Notebook Consultant

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    Lyshen, I noticed you've got the 7K200 in your SZ. I've currently got a 5400rpm drive in mine and have been considering the 7K200 for a while now. Would it be possible for you to do some battery life tests? I'm curious as to whether the battery life would drop or not.
     
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    Wu Jen Some old nobody

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    As I promised, a while back, here is my RAID 5 (fakeraid) HD Tune 2.53 score.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. rriehle

    rriehle Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a few of the 200GB Hitachi Travelstars left to sell. They are brand new. Selling for $189 + Shipping costs. PM me if you are interested.
     
  9. vostro1400user

    vostro1400user Notebook Deity

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    i have seen 7K200 200GB reaches a max 100M/s in M1730 while 7K200 200GB only gets a max 66.5M/s transfer rate in vostro 1400, there is big gap in disk control chip set performance obviously.
     

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    tebore Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm pretty confident that the 7K200s in the 1730 are in RAID 0.
     
  11. loneranger

    loneranger Newbie

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    Well, I believe the reliability and the 5 years warranty are enough to go for the 7k200.

    Regarding to speeding up those results check this out:

    http://www.disktrix.com/UDIntroduction.htm

    I was using a Samsung HM080JI :mad: ... after using UltimateDefrag :eek:

    Best regards,
    LR
     
  12. D3X

    D3X the robo know it all

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    something wrong with your original 7K100 benches as they seem restricted at the beginning of the graph. Here is my benchmark, not the greatest either as I was doing some browsing at the background.

    Definately closer in performance to the 7K200...
     

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    mentr Newbie

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    Here's benchmarks of my Hitachi 120GB 5400RPM installed in my T61p
    What's with the big drops now and then?... dont have any stuff running in background

    [​IMG]
     
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