EVEREST Disk Benchmark
Now we should compare WD VelociRaptor with the other testing participants. EVEREST Disk Benchmark will help us here:
There is nothing unexpected in this table/ VelociRaptor is an absolute leader and outperforms its competitors in read speed as well as access time. Moreover, VelociRaptor is considerably faster than the top previous generation Western Digital hard drive – Raptor X. It is actually pretty good timings for WD, because Raptor X loses to the latest Samsung and Seagate solutions in read speed tests.
When we compared RAID 0 arrays, the picture remained the same:
The average read speed of a RAID 0 array built of two VelociRaptor drives is about 40% higher than the speed of the same array built of two Raptor X drives. Other HDDs with 7,200RPM spindle rotation speed are far behind in access time tests. The same is true for the RAID 0 arrays results.