Disks and equipment

Here is a quick overview of the disks used in my tests:

Brand Model Capacity Speed Interface Notes
Western Digital WD4000AAKS 400 GB 7,200 rpm SATA 3 Gbps  
Western Digital WD10EARS 1 TB > 5,400 rpm SATA 3 Gbps 1
Western Digital WD20EARS 2 TB > 5,400 rpm SATA 3 Gbps 2
Western Digital WD20EADS 2 TB > 5,400 rpm SATA 3 Gbps 3
Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 2 TB 7,200 rpm SATA 3 Gbps 3

The computer runs FreeBSD 9 on an Intel E6600 with an ICH9 chipset and 4 GB RAM. For convenience, the disks were tested in an Akasa Duo Dock connected by eSATA cable to one of the ICH9 SATA ports.

1 Kindly provided by Alastair Hogge

2 Kindly provided by GetOnline Ltd.

3 Kindly provided by Dansk Scanning AS

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