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Maxtor 500GB Maxline Pro 7H500F0

Last updated 2009-06-01 - Send Feedback
Related: hard drive, storage

This is a vintage 2006 enterprise-class drive that shows just how much faster 2008 drives have become: 40-60%! Worth noting is that the 7H500F0 does hold its speed across the drive better than usual. Perhaps this is just due to less than ideal performance on the fast side of the drive (outer tracks).

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Test mule: MacPro quad-core 3.0GHz
SATA card: Sonnet E4P
Enclosure: FirmTek SeriTek 2eEN4
Driver: SoftRAID 3.6.7
Drive model: 7H500F0
Build date: 09-Oct-2006

$ disktester run-area-test -i 3 -c 1M -t 1G  Maxtor7H500F0
=  Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:26:01 PM PT, volume "Maxtor7H500F0" (465.4GB)  
----------- Write Details for "Maxtor7H500F0" (1GB/1MB, 3 iterations) ----------
Area (463.4GB)    Slowest    Median    Fastest    Average    Range
0%           66.9      66.9       67.6       67.1      0.68
10%           67.5      67.7       67.8       67.7      0.32
20%           66.6      66.8       66.9       66.8      0.26
30%           64.1      64.2       64.2       64.2      0.16
40%           62.8      62.9       63.4       63.0      0.59
50%           61.0      61.1       61.3       61.1      0.35
60%           57.2      57.3       57.4       57.3      0.13
70%           55.0      55.1       55.3       55.2      0.31
80%           50.3      50.4       50.6       50.4      0.31
90%           44.8      44.8       45.1       44.9      0.33
100%           38.6      38.6       38.7       38.6      0.15
----------- Read Details for "Maxtor7H500F0" (1GB/1MB, 3 iterations) -----------
Area (463.4GB)    Slowest    Median    Fastest    Average    Range
0%           67.7      67.8       68.2       67.9      0.52
10%           66.7      66.7       67.0       66.8      0.36
20%           66.0      66.2       66.3       66.1      0.24
30%           62.6      63.0       63.2       62.9      0.63
40%           58.2      62.4       62.9       61.2      4.74
50%           61.1      61.1       61.2       61.1      0.08
60%           56.7      56.8       56.8       56.8      0.04
70%           54.8      55.1       55.1       55.0      0.36
80%           49.7      50.0       50.2       50.0      0.47
90%           44.2      44.4       44.5       44.4      0.20
100%           38.3      38.4       38.4       38.4      0.08
------------- Averages for "Maxtor7H500F0" (1GB/1MB, 3 iterations) -------------
Area (463.4GB)    Write MB/sec    Read MB/sec
0%             67.1            67.9   
10%             67.7            66.8   
20%             66.8            66.1   
30%             64.2            62.9   
40%             63.0            61.2   
50%             61.1            61.1   
60%             57.3            56.8   
70%             55.2            55.0   
80%             50.4            50.0   
90%             44.9            44.4   
100%             38.6            38.4   
Average write speed across the volume: 57.8MB/sec
Average read speed across the volume: 57.3MB/sec

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