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Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA HDD


Author:  Jason Dumbaugh
Date:  2008.11.25
Topic:  Storage
Provider:  Western Digital
Manufacturer:  Western Digital






Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA HDD

Western Digital

Final Thoughts:

We've hammered through a lot of results today, so we'll first recap them.

Test
Read Speed (max)
Read Speed (min)
Read Speed (average)
Write Speed (average)
Write Speed (max)
Access Time
DataMarck
Not used due to strange results
HD Tune
94.6MB/sec
46.2MB/sec
76.5MB/sec
75.0MB/sec
94.5MB/sec
14.1ms
Performance Test 6.1
92.2MB/sec
-
-
-
91.5MB/sec
-
CrystalDiskMark 2.1
Varies on file size.
Sisoft Sandra
-
-
75.59MB/sec
-
-
14.0ms

Looking at the table, we can see the results are pretty close between the tests listed. Our average read speed was somewhere in the ballpark of ~76MB/sec, and out average write speed was about the same. Our access time was around 14ms, putting us right in the middle with other smaller drives out there.

Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Drive

Conclusion:

It's a shame for Western Digital to tell the public this drive isn't a "performance drive." With seek times averaging the same as most 300-500GB drives out there, and an average read speed close to those drives as well, the Caviar Green 1TB drive seems like a performance drive in my books. If you're still skeptical about the results we've shown here today, compare them to the Velociraptor drive (priced ~$150 more) and see how close the results are. The temperature of the drive is also much lower than other drives. While we couldn't find the WD10EADS for sale online, we found the WD10EACS for $99.99 on Newegg.com, and this drive is a freakin' steal! Because of the performance, as well as the pricing, I give this product the TechwareLabs Awesome Hardware award!

TechwareLabs Awesoem Hardware award

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