The new drive SPN has a better average read rate, but its write speed is still worse, though the results are generally better. Now come the new tests. BioShock Infinite and Metro: The queue depth is fixed at 4 very light. But the newer drive has a big advantage. Users can’t ask to test all drives before purchasing. Video 3Digests Video cards:

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Samsung SPN Hard Disk Drive Review – Hardware Secrets

The SPN doesn’t have a high linear read speed, – the drive is still of the entry level. In general, both Samsung drives have perfect scores!

SPN The diagram is even – the head is only one. Have sp164n look at the diagram.

Is it because of the single head? Now let’s take a look at its junior brother.

Judging by the firmware version TM and the code 2, which remains a mystery for methe production model has a different firmware version. Such single-head discs are produced by Maxtor sp6104n well.

The queue depth is fixed at 4 very light. Noise As I mentioned in the review, the Samsung SPN is amazingly noiseless, especially when the heads are positioned. That’s quite a lot. Users can’t ask to test all drives before purchasing.

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Samsung SPN and SPN Hard Drives

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. That is why the features below are presumable according to data for the SATA drives. You can notice the difference between the sample and the production drive by the label: But the newer sp6104n has a big advantage.

We certainly accepted it – a user must know characteristics of a drive he’s going to buy. The technical data of the drives are given in the table.

It was made possible with the SilentSeek technology. Is it worth attention?

Note that it is that rare case when the scores coincide with the specs: The only thing it lacks for is a good promotion of the Samsung trade mark in the sphere of hard drives. No secret that a name often works as a determining factor. As expected, the SPN is slower – the linear read speed is lower, and the access time is higher. The figure itself is obviously proportional to the maximum linear read rate.

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The SPN as the top solution goes ahead. I’m still inclined to believe the ZD WinBench.

Samsung Spinpoint P80 160 GB,Internal,7200 RPM,3.5″ (SP1604N) Hard Drive

BioShock Infinite and Metro: Probably, it’s caused by the different body design. That’s the cost wp1604n the period of transition: But still, the SPN performs best of all in case of the heavy loads. Video 3Digests Video cards: The drive gets requests for reading or writing of data blocks the size of which gradually grows up.

If Samsung’s drives develop further at the same rate, the trade mark will win the recognition. Please enable JavaScript to view zp1604n comments powered by Disqus.