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Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1.0TB SATA Hard Drive Review

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1.0TB SATA Hard Drive Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: WD's Caviar Black series SATA II hard drives feature a faster spindle speed and 32MB of onboard cache. Drive capacities range from 500GB through to 1.0TB, but all the Caviar Black series drives use Perpendicular Magnetic Recording.
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External Mfg. Website: Western Digital Jun 17 2009   Max Page  
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HDD Benchmarks: Sandra 2009, HD Tach

SiSoft Sandra 2009 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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2009 v15.72 - HDD WRITE Tests
Drive Index: Points Ranking
Western Digital WD1001FALS 80.13
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 0) 147.83
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 1) 147.83
Random Access Time: ms Ranking
Western Digital WD1001FALS 4
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 0) 1
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 1) 1
Full Stroke Time: ms Ranking
Western Digital WD1001FALS 1
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 0) 1
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 1) 1

Sandra 2009 sees a nice theoretical boost from the RAID 0 pair of Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS hard drives.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2009 v15.72 - HDD READ Tests
Drive Index: Points Ranking
Western Digital WD1001FALS 85.99
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 0) 170.5
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 1) 77.97
Random Access Time: ms Ranking
Western Digital WD1001FALS 12
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 0) 13
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 1) 5
Full Stroke Time: ms Ranking
Western Digital WD1001FALS 12
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 0) 12
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 1) 1

Random access read tests don't see significant improvement when two Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS hard drives are configured in RAID 0, though Sandra's Drive Index jumps from 85 to 170 points.

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.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportHD Tach 3.0.4.0 - 8MB Tests
Burst Speed: MB/s Ranking
Western Digital WD1001FALS 214.7
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 0) 277.8
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 1) 188.8
Average Read: MB/s Ranking
Western Digital WD1001FALS 90.5
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 0) 150.8
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 1) 90.7
Random Access Time: ms Ranking
Western Digital WD1001FALS 12.1
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 0) 12
Western Digital WD1001FALS (RAID 1) 10.1

The Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS hard drive burst data read rates are very high. When it comes to random data access however, the results are largely flat regardless of RAID 0, RAID 1 or single hard drive configuration.

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Contents of Article: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS
 Pg 1.  Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1.0TB SATA Hard Drive Review
 Pg 2.  Prelude to Benchmarks & HD Tune
 Pg 3.  — HDD Benchmarks: Sandra 2009, HD Tach
 Pg 4.  HDD Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage

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