Sharky Extreme heeft een review gepost van de Fujitsu 18.2GB MAG3182LP harde schijf. Dit is een Ultra2Wide SCSI schijf die op 10.000 RPM best vooruit wil.
The MAG3182LP certainly has some impressive specs, including a 3 millisecond average latency, a 2MB cache, and a remarkable areal density allowing up to 3.6Gigabytes on a single platter. All this in addition to its 10,000RPM (revolutions per minute) rotational speed -- the MAG3182LP definitely stands up to its competitors. As usual we did a bit of research to see where it stands with some industry leaders.
The Fujitsu drive has slightly better advertised average seek times than the Cheetah 18, and its 2 MB cache is double that of the Cheetah, but the biggest difference comes in with the areal density. Where the MAG3182LP has a recording density of 275,000 bits/inch, the Cheetah 18 has only 188,000. As a result, the Fujitsu only has 5 platters while the Seagate has 12.
What you won't see on any spec sheet is that this drive runs cool and quiet -- much more so than any competitor we have seen. Only mildly warm to the touch, compared to the Cheetah's scalding temperatures, this drive is certainly not in need of any active cooling. The drive is also quiet as can be - nothing like the racket made by the Cheetah.