Storage Review heeft een SCSI roundup gepost waarin de performance van de huidige generatie 7200rpm en 10.000rpm SCSI drives wordt vergeleken. Winnaar van die laatste klasse is de Quantum Atlas 10K:
With the breakneck pace that 7200rpm ATA drives are evolving, some users question SCSI's performance advantages over ATA units. It's in the arena of 10k operation, though, that SCSI exerts its undeniable supremacy. Quite simply, there are no 10k rpm ATA drives yet. Even with the impending shipment of WD's 4.6 gig/platter Enterprise 18310, the Quantum Atlas 10k clearly shines as today's pre-eminent SCSI screamer. It's the downright fastest drive in four out of six categories, where it bests all competitors by significant margins. In the remaining two categories, WD's Enterprise manages to match, but not significantly exceed Quantum's offering. Unlike last year's Editor's Choice (the Cheetah 9LP), the Atlas 10k also sports decent heat and noise levels. Taken all together, the Atlas 10k is simply a darn attractive package.