It was originally announced by IBM in October The dips are similar to those experienced while running the transfer rate test with a stray background test running; even so, this drive was tested in conditions identical to that of all others. Yes, 40GB is considered small relatively now. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Note that while the measurement is an A-weighted decibel score that weighs frequencies in proportion to human ear sensitivity, a low score does not necessarily predict whether or not a drive will exhibit a high-pitch whine that some may find intrusive. You would have seen many of these around on your drives — these cover cutouts which are used during the manufacture of hard drives. Net Drive Temperature – The highest temperature recorded from a point sample of a drive’s top plate after it has been under heavy load for 80 minutes.

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IBM Deskstar 120GXP

You can also see a deeskstar plastic round device which is the air filter for air coming in via the breather hole. Privacy policy and Terms of Use. Samsung ZET Review. Deeskstar Results For diagnostic purposes only, StorageReview measures the following low-level parameters: While IBM offers many solutions for different data storage needs, most of our readers are familiar with their Deskstar and Ultrastar hard disk drives, for the desktop and server markets.

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The figure typically represents the highest sustained transfer rate a drive delivers. Yes, 40GB desksgar considered small relatively now. Retrieved from ” https: Low-Level Results For diagnostic purposes only, StorageReview measures the following low-level parameters: Sure it’s faster then everything else in it’s class, but it was really too dsekstar to tolerate.

Service Time Graphs in milliseconds. The rear of the drive shows a very complicated jumpering diagram. Multi-User Performance StorageReview uses the following tests to assess server performance: With an idle noise of Games, of course, are not multitasked- all five titles were run in a serial fashion featuring approximately half an hour of play time per game. This shouldn’t be surprising; after all, it’s clear that the drive’s firmware and buffer have been highly tuned to excel in single-user, desktop situations.

IBM Deskstar 34GXP 20.5 GB,Internal,7200 RPM,3.5″ (DPTA372050) HDD

Track-to-Track Seek Time Read 1. It’s practically impossible to hear this drive over even the quietest CPU and power supply fans. Amazingly, all this negativity has done little to stifle the excitement of many over the latest addition to the line, the Deskstar GXP.

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Heat and Noise Idle Noise – The sound pressure emitted from a dekstar measured at a distance of 18 millimeters. As a result, the imperfections within our test unit should negligibly impact the following high-level tests. Underneath this layer, we can see a set of screws hiding! XP’s optimizations result in higher than normal queue depths in this test.

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The two rows of solder-surfaced contacts are used to connect to the head assembly inside the drive through a springy bed-of-nails like connector on the drive frame. Games, of course, are not multitasked- all five titles were run in a serial fashion featuring approximately half an hour of play time per game. According to filtered and analyzed data collected from participating StorageReview.

The assembly is accordingly made in Romania. Seeks are also unobtrusive.

IBM Deskstar 75GXP Ultra ATA Hard Drive

Single-User Performance StorageReview uses the following tests to assess non-server use: Net Drive Temperature – The highest temperature recorded from a point sample of a drive’s top plate after it has been under heavy load for 80 minutes.

Faults as numerous as these are generally rare among shipped drives.

So there we are — a hard disk, taken apart. It was originally announced by IBM in October The Deskstar GXP manages to carry on the banner albeit by some pretty thin margins.

Let’s take a look!

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