- Capacity: 160 GB nominal, 149.05 GB real
- Rotation speed: 7,200 rpm
- Access time: 8.9 ms
- Interface: ATA/133
- Cache: 2 MB (ESMT M12L16161A-5T)
- Controller chip: Marvell 88i6522
- More information: http://www.samsung.com
- Average price in the USA*: USD 90.00
* Researched on http://www.pricewatch.com on the day this review was published.
How We Tested
On our benchmarking we used the following configuration.
- CPU: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
- Motherboard: Chaintech CT-9CJS Zenith (Intel 875P)
- Memory: Two 256 MB PC3200 TwinMOS memory modules in DDR Dual Channel configuration
- VGA: Gigabyte Radeon 9800 Pro
- Video resolution: 800x600x32
- Windows XP Professional using NTFS file system
- Service Pack 1A
- Direct X 9.0A
- Intel Inf driver version: 5.00.1012
- ATI video driver version: 7.88 (126.96.36.19943)
Benchmarking software used
We adopted a 3% error margin. So, performance differences below 3% cannot be considered meaningful. In other words, products where the performance difference is below 3% must be considered as having similar performance.