Seagate 7200.12 ST3500418AS HDD (500GB) benchmarks

Seagate 7200.12 ST3500418AS HDD (500GB) benchmark

Seagate's ST3500418AS has amazing read/write performance of over 100MB/s!

[benchmark images on the linked page]

its twice than 7200.9 which i have. I think I should buy a new hard disk.

That is one gorgeous HDD :). Avg transfer rate of 100MB/s. That totally smokes the WD caviar green model.

I am sure you are aware of some of the problems with seagate drives that can be prevented with a firmware upgrade. Did you update the firmware on this drive? Please post benchmarks once you have updated the firmware.

Only 7200.11 drives were affected by firmware issues. 7200.12 drives are in the clear.

here is mine

my hard has the prob that it gets detected as ST3500410AS

i bought it about 2 weeks ago

got time now so benched

214tug8.jpg

but yar as these drives offer 3gb/s speed which means 375mB/s~

y r v getting so low speed :(

and asad which settings u used to benchmark..

i mean what block size and speed?

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here is mine

my hard has the prob that it gets detected as ST3500410AS

i bought it about 2 weeks ago

got time now so benched

214tug8.jpg

but yar as these drives offer 3gb/s speed which means 375mB/s~

y r v getting so low speed :(

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3gb/s is the maximum speed on Serial ATA host controller to HDD. Its the maximum data transfer speed from the hard disk to the motherboard. It says nothing about how fast the hard disk operates.

Before SATA 3gb/s there was SATA 1.5gb/s and before that you had PATA 133 Megabytes/s (called IDE locally). Would you believe that modern hard disks are too slow to saturate even PATA ? The hard disk you bought is actually pretty fast.

this is the benchmark of my seagate 60gb IDE hard which i use to backup c:

http://i42.tinypic.com/zu4ccz.jpg

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here is mine

my hard has the prob that it gets detected as ST3500410AS

i bought it about 2 weeks ago

got time now so benched

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It’s from an older stock. Newer drives are labeled with 3 years warranty. A possible advantage could be that you have the full 5 years of warranty.

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and asad which settings u used to benchmark…

i mean what block size and speed?

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I used the maximum block size, IIRC.