iXBT Hardware heeft een vette EIDE harddisk comparison gepost met o.a. de Fireball CR, de nieuwe 7200rpm Western Digital (=IBM) schijven, een Fujitsu schijf en de IBM 5400 en 7200rpm DTTA modellen. Er zitten een paar super handige benchmarks bij. Hier wat info:
Well, life is in full swing. New Quantum and WD models have now a much higher data density. Quantum Fireball CR family is a bit better than WD Caviar from all points, and both of them are significantly cooler than IBM Deskstar 16GP. Besides, WD Caviar proved to be less reliable compared to all the rest. All the listed above new models characteristics show that 5400rpm rotation speed is still worth our attention. On the other hand, those who have IBM Deskstar 14GP (Titan) harddisks have no causes for concern: this family is still remaining among the leading ones. But as for Fujitsu MPC30xxAH, now it fits only those who are fond of extravagancy and originality. However, we would like to mention that we haven't yet tested WD Expert, a new Maxtor family, Quantum Fireball CX, and some other HDDs. In other words, there is still no end of work.