SATA Hard Drive with a Kick: Western Digital's Raptor Put to the Test

Test Setup

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Test System
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz256 kB L2-Cache (Willamette)
MotherboardIntel D845EBT, Intel 845E chipset
RAM256 MB DDR/PC2100, CL2, Infineon
Controlleri845E UltraDMA/100 controller (ICH4)Silicon Image Sil3112, Serial ATAAdaptec 39320-R, Ultra320 SCSI
Display AdapterNVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400
Network Card3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit
Operating SystemWindows XP Pro 5.10.2600Service Pack 1
Benchmarks and Tests
Office ApplicationsZD WinBench 99 - Business Disk Winmark 1.2 c't h2benchw
High-End ApplicationsZD WinBench 99 - High-End Disk Winmark 1.2
Performance MeasurementsHD Tach 2.61, c't h2benchw
I/O performanceIntel I/O meter
Drivers and Settings
Graphics DriverNVIDIA reference driver 29.42
DriversIntel Application Accelerator 2.3
DirectX Version9.0
Resolution1024x768, 16 bit, 85 Hz refresh

Benchmark Results