May 30, 2008 updated December 27,
The purpose of this chart is to define our
characterization of hard drive performance. Note that drives for
notebook (mobile) applications are treated to a lower standard, to
reflect the general state of technology.
Drive Performance Ratings Chart - May 2008
Hard drives with real-world transfer rate of below 15 megabytes per
second is likely defective, and should be tested extensively to