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Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD5000LPVT) 500GB HDD Review - Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities

Western Digital Scorpio Blue (WD5000LPVT) 500GB HDD Review
Western Digital ushers in the new generation of low power computing with Scorpio Blue hard drive. Today we have the 500GB capacity in for review. (NASDAQ:WDC)
| HDDs in Storage | Posted: May 28, 2013 5:10 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: RC6

 

So what is Anvil Storage Utilities? First of all, it's a storage benchmark for SSD's and HDD's 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 is 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.

 

0-Fill Compressible Data

 

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Incompressible Data

 

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Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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I was rather impressed with the 4K performance of the Blue. If we look at our chart for a moment, you will find the WD5000LPVT just torching the latest 7K1000 in 4K random read. At its peak, the Scorpio Blue chewed up 322 IOPS during 4K QD32.

 

 

Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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At the top of our charts, we find the WD5000LPVT with a comfortable lead. At QD32, the new Scorpio Blue achieves 305 IOPS, compared to the 253 of the last gen.

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