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Windows 7: First Look:6Gb/s SATA WD Velociraptor 600GB Benchmarked


06 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
First Look:6Gb/s SATA WD Velociraptor 600GB Benchmarked

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This morning, Western Digital officially announced (and started shipping) the next generation of its VelociRaptor hard drives, and weve got tasty benchmark numbers for you.
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07 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice. My husband has two WD Velociraptor 300GB in his Alienware computer and they are very good so far.
Looking at the benchmark tests though, thats quite a bit of difference in the 600 compared to the 300.

He will want those now.
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07 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The benchmarks themselves say a lot of the new generation of the drive....however I don't really see anything earth shattering between the 3.0Gbps interface and the 6.0Gbps interface. In this case, they were using 2 different makes of controllers which could account for most of that difference (marvell -vs- Intel) measured.

Looking at the burst number on the 600GB drive, it went from 200-270...however 270 is still below the spec of the 3.0Gbps interface...so I don't really see any solid reason why the 3.0Gbps would have choked it back to 200. And we can all see that the remaining speeds are all pretty much the same across the board on the rest of the tests or within a percent.
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08 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
In this case, they were using 2 different makes of controllers which could account for most of that difference (marvell -vs- Intel) measured.
Exactly! Good eye. Many people have not a clue what they are actually looking at when observing benchmarks. You obviously do. It's a small club.....LOL

The Velociraptors are nice drives, but WAY too rich for my blood. I prefer SeaGate products anyway. Perhaps if I was into gaming, and just hit the lotto I would purchase a Velociraptor....but until then.....
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08 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With the right Seagate drive, you can partition the drive so that it acts as a Velociraptor.
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08 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
With the right Seagate drive, you can partition the drive so that it acts as a Velociraptor.
Exactly.
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