WD VelociRaptor 600GB RAID review

HD Tune

WD VelociRaptor 600GB RAID review

HD Tune

First off we're firing up HD Tune Pro.

Obviously being non-mechanical the Kingston is rock solid across the whole range of tests. The single VelociRaptor actually puts up a much better showing than we expected, giving an average of 120MB/s. In RAID, which is our real test, you can see the benefits with both the maximum and average transfer rates comfortably ahead of the SSD.

 

It's a similar story in the write testing with the minimum and burst going to the SSD and maximum to our VelociRaptor RAID setup, which leads to the surprising result of as-near-as-dammit identical average results. Again we need to point out how respectable the single VelociRaptor is. Not at all shabby.

Naturally the main difference between a mechanical drive and a Solid State is the speed drop off as you start to reach the edge of the platter on a mechanical drive that doesn't occur with a SSD.The blue line is the transfer rate whilst the yellow indicates response time.

Single VelociRaptor

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RAID VelociRaptor

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Most Recent Comments

02-11-2010, 19:15:22

tinytomlogan
Before SSDs there was the Western Digital VelociRaptor. With price per GB seemingly stable, it's time to revisit the HDD performance King.

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02-11-2010, 19:28:38

dipzy
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

Before SSDs there was the Western Digital VelociRaptor. With price per GB seemingly stable, it's time to revisit the HDD performance King.

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They still pretty amazing drives, i got a 120gb ssd for my operating system, 300gb velociraptor for my programs and games also a 2tb sata drive for my music and HD Video's

There still alot of people who would still buy them as they are becoming cheaper Quote

02-11-2010, 19:30:29

yggdrasil
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Originally Posted by dipzy View Post

They still pretty amazing drives, i got a 120gb ssd for my operating system, 300gb velociraptor for my programs and games also a 2tb sata drive for my music and HD Video's
How dose that setup work for you?

Work well?

I am thinking of setting my system up the same way.Quote
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