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-- Samsung SpinPoint SV1204H
-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2002-05-24
-- Price: ~ $120.00 USD
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   Test bed:
  • Athlon Tbird 1.4 GHz 
  • IWILL kk266r+ (VIA kt133a chipset)
  • 512 megs pc166 cas2 (2* 256)
  • Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 2

  I will be comparing the Samsung SV1204H (120BG) to the Samsung SP8004H (80GB), the Samsung SP4004H (40GB), and the Maxtor 54098H8 (40 GB).

SiSoft Sandra:

Samsung SV1204H (120GB)

Samsung SP8004H (80GB)

Samsung SP4004H (40GB)

Maxtor 54098H8 (40 GB)

  As I suspect the Samsung SP8004H (80GB) won because it is still one of the fastest drives we have tested, but I was rather surprised by the fact that the Samsung SV1204H (120GB) beat out the other hard drives since they are all ata-100 and 7200 RPM, and the SV1204H (120GB) is a 5200 RPM drive.

Winbench 99:

  Maxtor 54098H8 (40 GB) Samsung SP4004H (40GB) Samsung SP8004H (80GB) Samsung SV1204H (120GB)
Bus:Overall (Thousand Bytes/Sec) 4650 5230 5750 4610
HE:AVS/Express 3.4 (Thousand Bytes/Sec) 13200 14400 18900 16600
HE:FrontPage 98 (Thousand Bytes/Sec) 113000 86700 139000 114000
HE:MicroStation SE (Thousand Bytes/Sec) 21400 25100 28300 22800
HE:Overall (Thousand Bytes/Sec) 16200 13800 20400 16800
HE:Photoshop 4.0 (Thousand Bytes/Sec) 7950 9440 10400 8160
HE:Premiere 4.2 (Thousand Bytes/Sec) 15500 9240 15000 13400
HE:Sound Forge 4.0 (Thousand Bytes/Sec) 19500 12500 27700 21400
HE:Visual C++ 5.0 (Thousand Bytes/Sec) 16700 10700 20400 16500
High-End Disk WinMark 99 (Thousand Bytes/Sec) 16200 13800 20400 16800
Business Disk WinMark 99 (Thousand Bytes/Sec) 4650 5230 5750 4610

  As I expected, the Samsung SV1204H's slower spindle speed is starting to show its weakness.  However it still manages to better some of the other drives, which is impressive.

HDTach 99:

Samsung SV1204H (120GB)

Samsung SP8004H (80GB)

Samsung SP4004H (40GB)

  Again, this test shows  the weakness of the 5400 RPM spindle speed of Samsungs SV1204H hard drive.  This is most apparent with a random seek time of 21.2 ms.

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