I got a Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s recently and loaded win7 in ahci mode, connected to a Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H. But ijust don't seem to be getting the performance I thought I would with this drive. I expected a notifiable difference when replace a 5400 3gb drive.
would anyone know of any setting that need to be made for this drive that maybe I'm missing.
Here is a printout form SIW
thanks for any help
Manufacturer Western Digital
Model WDC WD1500HLFS-01G6U1
Size 150.0 GB
Firmware Version 04.04V02
Serial Number WD-WXC1C1024288
Rotational Speed 10000 RPM
Interface Serial ATA
Standard ATA8-ACS | ----
Transfer Mode (Current / Max) SATA-300 / SATA-300
Features S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA, NCQ, AAM
Temperature 34 C (93 F)
Drive Letter(s) C:
Controller Buffer Size on Drive 16384 KB
Queue Depth 32
Cache Enabled (Read / Write) Yes / Yes
SMART Support Yes
Your 3tb drive although have a slower rpm, it is much denser and larger in platter, therefore giving similar performance in read/write speed. The 10000 rpm improves the seek time and I think you can find the seek time is better for the velociraptor compared with the 3tb drive.