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The 2009 Mac Mini, Cont.

 

So is the huge 500GB Seagate really all that much faster than the Apple 120GB drive (made by Fujitsu)? Let’s have a look at the Xbench numbers (higher the better):

Xbench Version          

1.3

System Version          

110.5.7 (9J61)

CPU

2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo

Physical RAM

2048 MB

Model 

Macmini3,1

Drive Type

FUJITSU MHZ2120BH G1

SEAGATE ST9500420AS

Sequential       

Uncached Write         

54.58 MB/sec [4K blocks]

91.59 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write         

50.53 MB/sec [256K blocks]

80.86 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read          

9.93 MB/sec [4K blocks]

18.79 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read          

51.96 MB/sec [256K blocks]

95.49 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Random                      

Uncached Write         

1.50 MB/sec [4K blocks]

1.00 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write         

27.88 MB/sec [256K blocks]

52.71 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read          

0.49 MB/sec [4K blocks]

0.61 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read          

20.01 MB/sec [256K blocks]

28.27 MB/sec [256K blocks]

 

Look at those numbers! The 500GB Seagate drive absolutely kills the Apple/Fujitsu 120GB disc. It’s not even close. And remember, the 7,200-RPM Seagate only draws a fraction more power than a 5,400-RPM drive.

Between the blistering performance, huge capacity, low price, and meager watt stats of the Seagate drive, if these numbers aren’t enough to drive the Apple Faithful to the streets in protest, then they too, are in need of a transplant—For their cognitive functions.

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