WD Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive Review
SiSoft SANDRA 2010
Testing began with SiSoftware's SANDRA XII, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant.
Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provided the results
from our comparison drives. The benchmarks were run without formatting
and read performance metrics are detailed below. We also included
SANDRA's graph so you are able to see how the drive performs over time
along with the average rated result.
The Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB hit 100MB/s read performance. It was about 10% slower than Seagate's Barracuda XT and WD RE4, but was on par with the older Barracuda 7200.11.
With write performance at 76MB/s, the Caviar Green trailed the other drives we tested by a wide margin. On average, it was 45% slower in this benchmark.