Sandra Test Results
For our Sandra XII SP1 testing, we ran two sets of tests: Physical Disk and File System. We ran the Physical Disk tests before formatting the test drives, but we had to format the drives in order to run the File System tests. The results from this testing can be seen on this and the following page.
In the Physical Disk tests, the Barracuda ES.2 regains the dominance it showed us in the HD Tach and HD Tune testing. It outshines all of the other 7,200 RPM drives in both the Read and Write Index results. The 74GB Raptor barely beats the Barracuda ES.2 in the Write test while it didn't even come close to the Barracuda ES.2 in the Read score. In addition to posting impressive Read and Write Index scores, the Barracuda ES.2 scores quite well in the Random Access Time portion of this test as well.