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Samsung SP8004H 80GB-7200RPM HDD Review
Samsung SP8004H 80GB-7200RPM HDD Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Today we're looking at their 80 GB 7200 RPM Ultra/100 SP8004H hard drive which retails for $180 CDN.
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External Mfg. Website: Samsung May 18 2002   C. Sun  
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pcstats test system specs:

computer hardware:

processor: amd athonxp 1700+
clock speed:

11 x 133 mhz =1.46 ghz


epox 8k3a+


via kt333ce


nvidia geforce 4 ti4600


256MB Crucial PC2700 DDR

Hard Drive: 80GB
CDROM: Panasonic 48x CD-ROM CR-594-B

Panasonic 1.44MB Floppy Drive

Heatsink: Thermalright SK-6 w/60mm Delta
PowerSupply: Antec 400W PSU
Software Setup: WindowsXP
VIA 4in1 4.38V
DetonatorXP 28.90

SiSoft Sandra 2002 Pro
HD Tach 2.61
Winbench 99

Sisoft Sandra 2002 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

Here we see that the Samsung SP8004H out perform the reference 30GB 7200 RPM Ultra/100 HDD by quite a fair margin.

HD Tach V2.61 Source: TCD Labs Inc.

HD Tach is a physical performance hard drive test for Windows 95/98/ME and Windows NT/2000. In Windows 9X/ME it uses a special kernel mode VXD to get maximum accuracy by bypassing the file system. A similar mechanism is used in Windows NT/2000. HD Tach reads from areas all over the hard drive and reports an average speed. It also logs the read speeds to a text file that you can load into a spreadsheet and graph to visually read the results of the test.

HDTach 2.61

Maxtor D740X-6L

Samsung SP8004H

Access time (ms) 11.7 ms 13.4 ms

Read burst speed (mbps)

Over 80MB/s Over 80MB/s
Read speed max (kps) 43158 kps 43686 kps
Read speed min (kps) 21836 kps 23343 kps
Read speed avg (kps) 35082.2 kps 36610.2 kps
CPU utilization 7.8% 9%

The SP8004H performs quite well in HD Tach as well with only the disk access time being a little high.

Winbench 99 V1.2 Source: e-Testinglabs.com

WinBench 99 is a subsystem-level benchmark that measures the performance of a PC's graphics, disk, and video subsystems in a Windows environment. WinBench 99's tests can run on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows Me systems.

WinBench 99
Maxtor D740X-6L Samsung SP8004H
Disk Transfer Rate
- Beginning: 39500 KB/s 43400 KB/s
- End: 22800 KB/s 26000 KB/s
Disk Access Time: 9.9 ms 13.6 ms
CPU Utilization: 4.75% 0%

Winbench 99 confirms what HD Tach says, disk access time is quite high at 13.6 ms, but here CPU utilization is at 0% which is most likely a software bug than a true measure.


The Samsung SP8004H 80 GB 7200 RPM Ultra/100 hard drive delivers exact what you would expect from it. Good performance for the money.

With a 80 GB capacity you're not going to be running out of hard drive space any time soon, with a 7200 RPM rotation the drive is pretty quick although it is a little slower in terms of disk access times than other drives in its class, namely the Maxtor D740X series. Other then that we have no complaints, the drive is large, quick and silent; all good aspects to have in a hard drive!

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