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Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM Hard Disk Drive Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

Western Digital's Raptor was a big hit with enthusiasts until the dawn of the SSD. Can the new 1TB release resurrect this species or will solid state be an extinction level event for this iconic product?

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 12, 2012 3:51 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Western Digital

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: BETA 11

 

So what is Anvil Storage Utilities? First of all, it's a storage benchmark for SSDs and HDDs where you can check and monitor your performance. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests, you can run a full test or just the read or the write test or you can run a single test, i.e. 4K DQ16.

 

Anvil Storage Utilities is not officially available yet but we've been playing with the beta for several months now. The author, Anvil on several international forums has been updating the software steadily and is adding new features every couple of months.

 

The software can be used several different ways and to show different aspects for each drive. We've chosen to use this software to show the performance of a drive with two different data sets. The first is with compressible data and the second data set is incompressible data. Several users have requested this data in our SSD reviews.

 

Fill Compressible Data

 

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Incompressible Data

 

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You asked for it and we delivered it, Anvil Storage Utilities benchmarks are now on TweakTown.

 

The Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB does not slow down when changing the workload from compressible to incompressible data. The drive doesn't care what type of data you're working with.

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