WD VelociRaptor 600GB RAID review

AIDA64 and PC Mark Vantage

WD VelociRaptor 600GB RAID review

AIDA64

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.

PC Mark Vantage

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.

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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

02-11-2010, 19:39:16

dipzy
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Originally Posted by yggdrasil View Post

How dose that setup work for you?

Work well?

I am thinking of setting my system up the same way.
It works extremely well, you know where everything is and it easy to manage files on the pc. I find that since upgrading to this setup from just one 1tb drive with everything on it, my pc has become so much responsive and storage is not a problem no more

I would recommend a setup like this to everyone Quote

02-11-2010, 19:42:16

yggdrasil
I just would use it for large programs, games and what not and the SSD for windows and smaller programs.

I got to much data to fit on a 600GB drive 5.5TB to much Quote

02-11-2010, 19:45:50

dipzy
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Originally Posted by yggdrasil View Post

I just would use it for large programs, games and what not and the SSD for windows and smaller programs.

I got to much data to fit on a 600GB drive 5.5TB to much
5.5tb ? that a lot of data, you would need 3 x 2tb drives or more for storage Quote
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