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Western Digital Purple Surveillance Storage 4TB HDD Review (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Mar 26, 2014 at 09:35 pm CDT - 0 mins, 47 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Desktop Test System

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HD Tach Sequential Performance

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Although not designed for desktop use, we still wanted to run a couple of tests to get a better understanding of how AllFrame Technology works. Right at the start, we noticed a difference in the way the drive reads and writes sequential data. Normally with HDDs, we see a curve with the drives performance dropping off significantly as the heads move from the optimal area on the platter.

With the Purple, we see the read performance start to drop off but then increase again. The write speed doesn't drop off like an HDD at all. The write test reminds us of what we see testing SSDs in a degraded state.

AIDA64 64KB Latency

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Read Latency 64KB

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Write Latency 64KB

The large 64MB buffer keeps the latency steady while reading and writing the span of the drive.

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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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