Page 1:Real Gentlemen: Performance IDE Hard Drives
Page 2:Seagate Barracuda ATA IV, ST380021A
Page 3:Western Digital 600BB
Page 4:Western Digital 800BB
Page 5:Test Setup
Page 6:Data Transfer Diagrams: Performance Drives
Page 7:Data Transfer Performance
Page 8:Application Performance
Page 9:Disk Temperature
Page 10:Disk Noise Level
Western Digital 800BB
The WD800BB will not remain the flagship for much longer: A new 100 GB drive is coming soon.
The WD800BB is a very affordable drive - it can already be had starting at $ 190. Taking its low price into account, the performance of this drive is quite good. It's temperature is only slightly higher than the 600BB, and surprisingly, both its surface temperature and noise level are even lower than the WD400BB.
|Western Digital WD800BB|
|Capacity||20 GB (WD200BB), 1 Platter
30 GB (WD300BB), 2 Platters
40 GB (WD400BB), 2 Platters
60 GB (WD 600BB), 3 Platters
80 GB (WD800BB), 3 Platters
|Rotation Speed||7,200 rpm|
|Average Seek Time||8.9 ms|
|Cache Memory||2048 kB|
Just like with the WD600BB: The jumper settings are printed on the label. Without it, you could not possibly distinguish the WD drives from each other.
For more information about this drive, please go to the Western Digital website .