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WD's New Raptor Drive Is a Bird of Prey!

Data Transfer Rates

Read Data Transfer Rates

Look at this! The new VelociRaptor even outperforms the Seagate Savvio 15K.1, which is a 2.5" enterprise hard drive, but based on SAS and 15,000 RPM.

Write Data Transfer Rates

Write performance is mostly similar to read throughput. Minimum write throughput is better than the results we received for the read benchmarks because the benchmark run didn’t suffer from the spikes we found after doing the read benchmarks, which can happen due to drive recalibration, physical interference or due to firmware intervention.