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Western Digital Caviar RE2 - Tweaked RAID 0 storage

By: Chris Ramseyer | RAID in Storage | Posted: Jun 30, 2006 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Western Digital

Test System Setup


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


Motherboard: ASUS P5WD2-E Premium (Intel ICH7R)


Graphics Card: ASUS GeForce 7800GT (Supplied by ASUS)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2


Drivers: Intel INF


Our testing methods are to test the different drives using RAID 0 as well as in single drive mode through the Intel ICH7R Southbridge.


We wanted to see just how well the drive does on its own and then paired up in RAID, which is the exact idea of the Caviar RE2 series of hard drives.


We pit the Western Digital WD5000YS RAID Edition drive against Seagate's latest 7200.9 drives to see just what happens. Seagate's latest series of drives are known to offer very good performance, so it will be interesting to see how Western Digital fair against the competition.




Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0


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Single drive mode gives the Seagate the crown, but when in RAID 0, the Western Digital drives manage a slight lead.

Western Digital WD5000YS RAID Edition 500 GB Hard Drive


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