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

Test Setup

Test System
Processor Intel Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz
256 kB L2-Cache (Willamette)
Motherboard Intel D845EBT, Intel 845E chipset
RAM 256 MB DDR/PC2100, CL2, Infineon
Controller i845E UltraDMA/100 controller (ICH4)
Silicon Image Sil3112, Serial ATA
Adaptec 39320-R, Ultra320 SCSI
Display Adapter NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400
Network Card 3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit
Operating System Windows XP Pro 5.10.2600
Service Pack 1
Benchmarks and Tests
Office Applications ZD WinBench 99 - Business Disk Winmark 1.2 c't h2benchw
High-End Applications ZD WinBench 99 - High-End Disk Winmark 1.2
Performance Measurements HD Tach 2.61, c't h2benchw
I/O performance Intel I/O meter
Drivers and Settings
Graphics Driver NVIDIA reference driver 29.42
Drivers Intel Application Accelerator 2.3
DirectX Version 9.0
Resolution 1024x768, 16 bit, 85 Hz refresh

Benchmark Results

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