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Western Digital RE4-GP 2TB Enterprise Hard Disk in RAID 0

By: Chris Ramseyer | RAID in Storage | Posted: Jul 8, 2009 1:41 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Test System

 

Processors: AMD Opteron 2356 (2.3GHz Quad-Core) x2

 

Motherboard: Tyan S2915-E (Supplied by Tyan)

 

Memory: Kingston KVR667D2S4P5/2G x4 (Supplied by Kingston)

 

Graphics Card: XFX 8800 GTX (Supplied by XFX USA)

 

Enclosure: Lian Li V2000

 

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DO (Supplied by Noctua)

 

SATA Controller: Areca ARC-1231ML (Supplied by Areca)

 

SAS Controller: Areca ARC-1680i (Supplied by Areca)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate X64

 

Today we will be testing the Western Digital RE4-GP in both single drive and two drive (RAID 0) form on an Areca ARC-1231ML. Areca makes some of the highest performing RAID controllers on the market and they allow hard drives to show their full potential.

 

All of the drives tested were performed on the listed system under identical conditions to ensure true apples to apples performance results for comparison.

 

ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

 

Western Digital RE4-GP 2TB Enterprise Hard Disk in RAID 0

 

* Western Digital RE4-GP Single Drive

 

Western Digital RE4-GP 2TB Enterprise Hard Disk in RAID 0

 

* Western Digital RE4-GP Pair in RAID 0

 

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