Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Review

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CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark is a synthetic benchmark that tests both sequential and random small and mid-sized file transfers. It provides a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with regard to drive performance, best case being larger sequential transfers and worse case being small, random transfers.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks
Synthetic File Transfer Tests

We see more of the same in our CrystalDiskMark tests; for the most part, the My Book VelociRaptor Duo posts scores a step or two below the SATA-connected VelociRaptor but easily outpaces the rest of the field.

One exception is in the 4K transfer (read) test, where the WD VelociRaptor 600GB (noticing a VelociRaptor-heavy theme here?) delivered an ever-so-slightly better score than our test unit.

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