WD Velociraptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB SATA III Storage Drive Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Specification and Closer Look
  3. Test Bench and Testing Methodology
  4. AS SSD Benchmark
  5. 8MB ATTO Benchmark
  6. AIDA 64 Sequential Access Test
  7. Anvil Benchmark- 4GB, 16GB, 32GB File Size
  8. Boot Load Test
  9. Data Transfer Test
  10. CrystalDisk Mark Benchmark
  11. HD Tune Pro Benchmark
  12. PCM Vantage x64 HDD Benchmark
  13. PC Mark 7 HDD Benchmark
  14. Conclusion

Why a Velociraptor when SSDs are around? Let’s not forget that we don’t have a mass storage+ affordable SSDs yet. But judging by the prices of even the mainstream and low- cost/storage hard drives that have still not returned to what they used to be even before Thailand floods, the story most likely would still be the same unless we see 1TB flash SSD for a good price.

Still, there are good reasons one may require a fast drive- not just a Velociraptor- but even the fastest amongst the usual choices. Now we have even Toshiba drives that are made by Hitachi Storage (Also owned by WD) DT01AC drives between 500gigs to 3TB drives.

Think about it, if you have about a 120gig drive and filled it up with your OS and software, but you need a larger storage for a price you don’t mind paying as long as the performance good enough- that’s one of the scenarios where you can see Velociraptor stepping in. Also, this is the only SAS type mechanical drives that uses the usual mainstream SATA connector.

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