Storage Review heeft een review gepost van Fujitsu's nieuwe Desktop 18 MPD3182AH 7200rpm ATA/66 harddisk. Fujitsu stond tot op heden niet bekend om z'n super snelle schijven. Storage Review vergelijkt de prestaties van de Fujitsu met die van de Western Digital AC418000 (de huidige ATA champion):
Though Fujitsu's ATA drives seem to fall behind a tad when it comes to performance, we've always noticed their stellar operation when it comes to noise and heat. Heat-wise, the Desktop 18 is no exception. Even though it's a 7200rpm drive, the unit runs quite cool, once again reinforcing the trend towards "no-worries" 7200rpm drives.
However, it's noise, or lack thereof, where the Desktop 18 shines. Bluntly stated, the drive is by far the quietest hard drive I've ever used! Move over, Deskstar 8! Stand aside, Bigfoot TX! Seek noises were barely audible even during WinBench's churning Disk Access Time tests. When testing drives, I use an Iiyama MT-9017E monitor (with dual inputs) as the display for both our testbed and my personal system. I'm often switching the monitor to my own system to accomplish tasks while benchmark tests churn away. With every other drive, I'd be able to tell tests were complete due to the silence that falls over the actuator. The Desktop 18 presented the first case where I could not tell by ear that tests were completed. This alone, subjective as it may be, should reveal just how unobtrusive this little mouse is.