WD VelociRaptor 600GB: Fastest Hard Drive Ever

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CrystalDiskMark Testing

CrystalDiskMark is a synthetic test that evaluates both sequential as well as random small and large file transfers.  It does a nice job of providing a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with regard to hard drive performance, best case being large sequential transfers and worse case being small, random 4K transfers. 

CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks
Synthetic File Transfer Tests



WD VelociRaptor 600GB 6G



Seagate Barracuda XT 6G

 


WD VelociRaptor 300GB 3G



Seagate Barracuda XT 3G

 


Western Digital RE4


Seagate Barracuda 7200.11


CrystalDiskMark tells somewhat of a different story than ATTO. Here, the WD RE4 2TB drive puts up better sequential read and 512K write performance than the new VelociRaptor, but the VelociRaptor still manages to outpace all of the other drives handily.


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