Hard disk drive performance comparision

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk_drive_performance_characteristics

Device Type IOPS Interface Notes
7,200 rpm SATA drives HDD ~75-100 IOPS[2] SATA 3 Gbit/s
10,000 rpm SATA drives HDD ~125-150 IOPS[2] SATA 3 Gbit/s
10,000 rpm SAS drives HDD ~140 IOPS[2] SAS
15,000 rpm SAS drives HDD ~175-210 IOPS[2] SAS

 

Typical HDD figures
HDD
Spindle
[rpm]
Average
rotational
latency [ms]
4,200 7.14
5,400 5.56
7,200 4.17
10,000 3.00
15,000 2.00

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk_drive_performance_characteristics

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