Raptor X HDD from Western Digital: Only the "Naked" Truth.... Page 11
[05/05/2006 03:03 PM | Storage]
by Nikita Nikolaichev
Today we would like to introduce to you a new member of the successful Raptor hard disk drive family from Western Digital. This new HDD with 150GB storage capacity demonstrated superior performance in a single-user environment. Besides, it features a unique design peculiarity – transparent clear case top that allows you to see what’s going on inside. Read more about this extremely successful product in our detailed review!
It’s all simple here. The drive is receiving a stream of requests to read and write data blocks. The addresses of the data blocks are sequentially increasing. Once in a minute the size of the data block is changed so that we could see how the linear read/write speed depends on the data block size.
There’s only one thing to be said: the WD740GD drives are no match for the Raptor X when it comes to sequential reading/writing. Its advantage over them at writing small data blocks is most impressive (remember the Write Burst Rate graphs?)
Next goes a very interesting test that measures the drive’s performance in multi-threaded environments.
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