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Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM Hard Disk in RAID 0 - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

By: Chris Ramseyer | RAID in Storage | Posted: Aug 26, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Western Digital

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0


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PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing.


FutureMark has developed a good set of hard disk tests for their PCMark Vantage Suite. These tests are based on real world applications that many of us use daily.


Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM Hard Disk in RAID 0


HDD1 - Windows Defender


HDD2 - Gaming


HDD3 - Windows Photo Gallery


HDD4 - Vista Startup


HDD5 - Windows Movie Maker


HDD6 - Windows Media Center


HDD7 - Windows Media Player


HDD8 - Application Loading


Right from the start of looking at the benchmarks, your eyes instantly look at the two RAID results and what the Areca controller does for Windows Media Maker and Media Center. The controller's onboard cache blazes through large amounts of small files at ridicules speeds when paired with the Raptors.


After getting past the two lines that make your jaw drop, we see that the VelociRaptor improves on the Raptor 150GB by the same margin as the 150GB does over the 36GB. There really isn't anything shocking in this set of real world benchmarks.


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