Western Digital Caviar RE2 750 GB

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Windows Vista Performance

Test System Details
Specifications and Revisions

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) Processor
  • eVGA Nvidia nForce 680i LT SLI Ultra Motherboard
  • 4 x Kingston XMS DDR2-800 Memory (4 x 1 GB, CAS 4-4-4-12)
  • 1 x Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB
  • 1 x Plextor PX-755SA DVD+/-RW Drive
  • 1 x Corsair HX620W 620W Power Supply
  • Windows Vista Ultimate Edition (x32)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB
  • Western Digital Raptor 74 GB
  • Western Digital Raptor 150 GB
  • Western Digital RE2 750 GB
Windows Vista Performance
Windows Experience Index : Storage Score


Our first simple test shows the scores for the integrated Windows Vista Experience benchmark, in particular the storage test. All of these modern 7,200 RPM and 10,000 RPM disks score the highest possible 5.9 rating with Windows Vista SP1, with the exception of Western Digital’s Raptor 74 GB, which trails a bit behind with a 5.7. The bottom line is that any of these drive scenarios will be excellent performers with Vista. On to a closer inspection...


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