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Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5inch 7200 RPM Hard Disk (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Oct 13, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT - 1 min, 6 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Test System

Processors: AMD Opteron 2356 (2.3GHz Quad-Core) x2

Motherboard: Tyan S2915-E (Supplied by Tyan)

Memory: Kingston KVR667D2S4P5/2G x4 (Supplied by Kingston)

Graphics Card: XFX 8800 GTX (Supplied by XFX USA)

Enclosure: Lian Li V2000

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DO (Supplied by Noctua)

SATA Controller: Areca ARC-1231ML (Supplied by Areca)

SAS Controller: Areca ARC-1680i (Supplied by Areca)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate X64

The new TweakTown Storage Test System is making its debut for this review. As you can see, the system is based on a typical workstation that you will find in many design studios.

I have selected a couple of products to compare the new Western Digital Scorpio Black to; they are as follows :-

Hitachi 7K100: The 7K100 is a 100GB notebook hard drive that was used by several notebook manufacturers. The drive came with my Lenovo T60.

Hitachi 7K500: The 7K500 is a 500GB drive that is considered the Scorpio Black's biggest challenger. The 7K500 is taller than most notebook hard drives and will not fit in more than a handful of notebooks.

G.Skill SLC SSD: The G.Skill SLC SSD is a rebadged Samsung drive with 64GB of capacity. The drive currently e-tails for more than 600 U.S.D., more than six times the amount of the Scorpio Black 320.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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