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Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB SATA 6G Hard Drive (Page 7)

By Chris Ramseyer on Apr 8, 2010 12:15 am CDT - 0 mins, 41 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Western Digital

CrystalDiskMark

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info
Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html
Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software.

Key Features:-

* Sequential reads/writes
* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes
* Text copy
* Change dialog design
* internationalization (i18n)

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is not available to the public yet, but the Technical Preview does allow us to test 4K performance at queue depths of 4 and 32 in addition to 1. The current release Crystal Disk Mark only shows us QD 1.


Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB SATA 6G Hard Drive 19 | TweakTown.com

Here we see good scaling of the queue depths, but solid state drives are kicking around data at 4K at much higher rates.

Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB SATA 6G Hard Drive 20 | TweakTown.com

The 4K write numbers shown on the VR200M are higher than the previous generation VelociRaptor.

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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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