WD VelociRaptor 600GB RAID review
Published: 2nd November 2010 | Source: Western Digital | Price: £212 |
AIDA64 gives us very similar results to those we started at with HD Tune. The Kingston SSD Now V+ is very consistent across every single test.
The Western Digital VelociRaptor naturally suffers because of the slower speeds you obtain as you reach the edges of the physical disk. The start and middle of the disk are very close but there is a sharp drop-off when the head makes it to the outside. Definitely demonstrating that keeping your hard-drive under about 60% full and well defragged can have big performance benefits.
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Away from the hypothetical performance, does the real-world actually give us the same results? We all know that what can be achieved in a homogenised world is far different from the speeds we can obtain out there at the front-lines.
Sadly this proves to be the case here with the VelociRaptor RAID setup proving pretty much the equal of the single drive, whilst the SSD is miles away in the distance, over the horizon, with its feet up sipping coffee.