I’m still inclined to believe the ZD WinBench. The only thing it lacks for is a good promotion of the Samsung trade mark in the sphere of hard drives. It was made possible with the SilentSeek technology. The SPN is a good entry-level drive. That is why the features below are presumable according to data for the SATA drives.

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You can notice the difference between the sample and the production drive by the label: Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. The queue depth is fixed at 4 very light. Users can’t ask to test all drives before purchasing.

If the “elastic BPI” Bits per inch, linear read speedwhich we spoke about in the SPN drive review, allows for such spread in data between the samples, there is nothing good. The SPN as the top solution goes ahead.

Samsung SP1604N Hard Disk Drive Review

It seems that Samsung is going to compete primarily against Maxtor judging by the range of interfaces and features of the lines. Nikolai Dorofeev niko ixbt. The figure itself is obviously proportional to the maximum linear read rate. As expected, the SPN is slower – the linear read speed is lower, and the access time is higher.


The newer SPN is definitely ahead. Tests The testbed is standard. Is it because of the single head? Now let’s take a look at its junior brother. Noise As I mentioned sp1640n the review, the Samsung SPN is amazingly sp160n4, especially when the heads are positioned. The newer SPN has a brilliant access time! SPN The diagram is even – the head is only one. Note that it is that rare case when the scores coincide with the specs: In general, both Samsung drives have perfect scores!

Samsung SPN Hard Disk Drive Review – Hardware Secrets

But the newer drive has a big advantage. That’s quite a lot. We certainly accepted it – a user must know characteristics of a drive he’s going dp1604n buy. The SPN has some problems when recording large blocks.

BioShock Infinite and Metro: The drive gets requests for reading or writing of data blocks the size of which gradually grows up. The SPN is also a quiet drive, but it is a bit louder.


Samsung SPN and SPN Hard Drives

The technical data of the drives are given in the table. That’s the cost of the period of transition: The results of the Maxtor 6YL0 drive of the same record density and interface were used for comparison sake.

The SPN is a good entry-level drive. It was made possible with the SilentSeek technology. The queue length was fixed at 1 linear load16 light and heavy load.

The next test deals with serial modes. I’m still inclined to believe the ZD WinBench.

It had fairly good results, but the manufacturer wasn’t satisfied with them and offered a production sample. Probably, it’s caused by the different body design.