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Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB SATA 6G Hard Drive - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

Now with 600GB of capacity and a new SATA 6G interface, the VelociRaptor gives power users a reason to roar.

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 8, 2010 5:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Western Digital

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests

 

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Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark-vantage/
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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. Windows users can count on Vantage to show them how a drive will perform in normal day to day usage scenarios. For most users these are the tests that matter since many of the old hat ways to measure performance have become ineffective to measure true Windows performance.

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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

 

Windows users looking to make the new VelociRaptor as their boot drive should pay more attention to these tests than any other. Here we see a nice performance boost compared to the previous generation VelociRaptor. Things get a little sketchy when comparing the SATA 6G VR200M to the SATA 6G Barracuda XT. In these tests we see the numbers getting a lot closer, so close in fact that in only a few tests do we see the VR200M coming away with a significant performance lead.

 

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