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Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD 150GB Clear Top SATA Hard Drive Review

Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD 150GB Clear Top SATA Hard Drive Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Western Digital alleviate the storage bottleneck with the 150GB WD1500AFHD RaptorX, a serial ATA hard drive with a clear window into its inner workings.
Filed under: Hard Drives/SSD Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Western Digital Sep 04 2007   Colin Sun  
Home > Reviews > Hard Drives/SSD > Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD

Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05

PCMark04 Source: FutureMark

PCMark04 is an application-based benchmark and a premium tool for measuring overall PC performance. It uses portions of real applications instead of including whole applications or using specifically created code. This allows PCMark04 to maintain a smaller installation size while still giving accurate results.

PCMark04
XP Startup: MB/s Ranking
Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD 11.384
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD 9.453
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD HDD 12.096
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD (w/o NCQ) 11.825
Application Loading: MB/s Ranking
Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD 10.382
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD 8.98
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD HDD 11.025
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD (w/o NCQ) 10.984
File Copying: MB/s Ranking
Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD 50.767
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD 51.416
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD HDD 61.156
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD (w/o NCQ) 61.131
General HDD Usage: MB/s Ranking
Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD 8.882
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD 7.916
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD HDD 9.557
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD (w/o NCQ) 9.827

Here with PCMark04 we see that the Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD HDD keeps up with the higher RPM Raptor WD740 very well!

PCMark05 Source: FutureMark

PCMark05 is a premium tool for measuring both normal home use and simple 3D performance of the latest PC hardware. There are 11 system tests - each one is designed to represent a certain type of PC usage. By running these tests, PCMark05 stresses the components in a similar manner as they are stressed in normal home usage.

PCMark05:
XP Startup: MB/s Ranking
Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD 11.42
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD 9.451
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD HDD 11.970
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD (w/o NCQ) 12.063
Application Loading: MB/s Ranking
Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD 10.47
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD 9.01
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD HDD 11.092
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD (w/o NCQ) 11.210
General HDD Usage: MB/s Ranking
Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD 8.885
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD 7.887
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD HDD 9.657
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD (w/o NCQ) 9.618
Virus Scan: MB/s Ranking
Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD 89.359
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD 91.702
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD HDD 95.115
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD (w/o NCQ) 95.277
File Write: MB/s Ranking
Western Digital Raptor WD740 HDD 70.27
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD HDD 62.12
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD HDD 85.350
Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD (w/o NCQ) 85.504

Looks like the 16MB of onboard cache makes a big difference. The Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD is even able to outperform the Raptor in the Virus scan portion of PCMark05!

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Contents of Article: Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD
 Pg 1.  Western Digital RaptorX WD1500AHFD 150GB Clear Top SATA Hard Drive Review
 Pg 2.  Special SATA Cable a Software
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: Business Winstone 2004, SiSoft Sandra, HD Tach
 Pg 4.  — Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05
 Pg 5.  Gamers Benefit from a Fast Drive

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