Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB SATA HD
We also used IOMeter's default test script to with all of the drives represented here. IOMeter's default test uses 2-Kilobyte random I/Os with a mix of 67% reads and 33% writes, which represents a typical database workload.
IOMeter Performance Details: www.iometer.org
Once again, the new Western Digital Velociraptor outperforms all of the reference drives in every portion of IOMeter's test script, with the expected caveat of slightly higher CPU utilization.