Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Review

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PCMark 7 Storage Benchmarks

We really like PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 7 offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of a hard drive in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.

Futuremark's PCMark 7 Secondary Storage

PCMark 7 is more of a real-world benchmark than some of the synthetic tests we use.  Since Western Digital has positioned the My Book VelociRaptor Duo as ideal for creative professionals who need “extreme” performance, we’ll give the scores above here a little more weight in terms of what to expect out of this external storage system.

As you can see, although there is less separation across the field in the Secondary Storage scores, the VelociRaptor is again out in front, but the My Book VelociRaptor Duo is just a hair behind.

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