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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB SATA Hard Drive Review

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB SATA Hard Drive Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Caviar SE16 WD4000KD supports the 150MB/s Serial ATA I standard, and sports a mammoth 16MB onboard cache buffer.
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Filed under: Hard Drives/SSD Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Western Digital Nov 08 2005   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Hard Drives/SSD > Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD

Benchmarks: Business Winstone 2004, SiSoft Sandra, HD Tach

Winstone 2004 Source: Zdnet

Business Winstone 2004 runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete these activities to produce its performance scores.

Business Winstone 2004:

AMD Athlon64 System Results

Points

Ranking

Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD 27.5
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD 25.1

Hard drive speed certainly makes a difference here in Business Winstone 2004. Not sure if a user would notice the bump, since these office application benchmarks are generally user limited.

SiSoft Sandra 2005 Source:Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system as well as the individual components. The results are also purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

Sisoft Sandra 2005 Storage Benchmark Results
Drives Drive Index: Random Read: Sequential Read: Random Write: Sequential Write: Average Access time:
Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD

63

45

65

50

65

5

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD

55

43

62

45

62

9

Units:

MB/s MB/s MB/s MB/s MB/s milliseconds

The overall bandwidth numbers are very close between these two WD hard drives. Average access times differ a little, but the Caviar SE16 WD4000KD scores within a few MB/s.

HD Tach V3.0.1.0 Source: TCD Labs Inc.

HD Tach is a physical performance hard drive test for Windows 95/98/ME and Windows NT/2000. In Windows 9X/ME it uses a special kernel mode VXD to get maximum accuracy by bypassing the file system. A similar mechanism is used in Windows NT/2000/XP. HD Tach reads from areas all over the hard drive and reports an average speed. It also logs the read speeds to a text file that you can load into a spreadsheet and graph to visually read the results of the test.

Hard Drive Tach 3.0.1.0 - Benchmark Results

Physical Drive Size Access Time Read Burst Speed Read Speed Max Read Speed Min

Read
speed Avg

CPU utilization
Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD 74GB

7.5

128.6

72

53

65

3

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD

400GB

12.9

139.4

66

37

56.9

5

Units:

ms

MB/s MB/s MB/s MB/s

%

The large 400GB Caviar SE16's data read rates are very high, matching the Raptor's quite closely. When it comes to data access however, the Raptor and its 10,000 RPM spindle speed really makes a difference here.

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Contents of Article: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD
 Pg 1.  Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB SATA Hard Drive Review
 Pg 2.  Special SATA Cable a Software
 Pg 3.  LIfeguard Tools Software
 Pg 4.  — Benchmarks: Business Winstone 2004, SiSoft Sandra, HD Tach
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: Doom 3 and Conclusions

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