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Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB Hard Disk - Benchmarks - Passmark

When we tested the Barracuda XT we didn't have the Caviar Black in for testing, that has changed and we have a potential new favorite on our hands.

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Dec 9, 2009 7:35 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1
Developer Homepage: http://www. passmark.com
Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

 


 

Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

 

 

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

 

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

 

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Seagate's bread and butter come from the server market so we are not surprised to see the Barracuda XT outperforming the Caviar Black in these tests.

 

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