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Western Digital Raptor X - Return of the 10,000 RPM King

By: Cameron Johnson | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 15, 2006 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Test System Setup


Processor: Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 840 (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Intel)


Memory: 2x 512MB Corsair DDR2-800


Motherboard: ASUS P5WD2 Premium WiFi (Supplied by ASUS)


Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X800XT Platinum (Supplied by ASUS)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2


In our testing we will put the Western Digital Raptor X up against two other drives, first will be a Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 drive as well as a Caviar SE SATA-II drive to see just how well this drive is able to perform its tasks.




Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0


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Here we can see that the Raptor X with its 10,000RPM speed manages to take the lead in our first synthetic test.

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