JMMD wrote:Interesting read. Might be time to upgrade my old raptor drive.
Did you try any of the tests of the new drive on a SATA 3Gbps connection to see how much of the performance benefit is attributed to the new controller interface or the higher aerial density of the drives? Just a thought... In other words, can I get the same benefits of the new drive using my old SATA 3Gbps controller (except for the cache benchmark)?The drive doesn't bring many new features other than SATA 6Gbps and the larger 32MB cache to the table, but WD has doubled the capacity of this 10,000 RPM drive series and did manage to boost performance as advertised. In fact, we noticed more than a 15% performance increase in some benchmarks, which was great to see.
Apoptosis wrote:which test would you like me to re-run on SATA II? I don't have time to re-do them all, but I'll go back and do one or two for you.
CrystalDiskMark (synthetic) and PCMark (real-world-ish) sound great. ATTO if you have sufficient time. Thanks Nate!skier wrote:ATTO would be good(/also curious)Apoptosis wrote:which test would you like me to re-run on SATA II? I don't have time to re-do them all, but I'll go back and do one or two for you.
The new 450GB and 600GB VelociRaptors would also make for great secondary storage drives to those that have an SSD as their primary storage drive.
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