Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB SATA HD

IOMeter Performance

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
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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.

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