Legit Storage Reviews
WD Scorpio Black 500GB Notebook Hard Drive Review
|Product:||WD Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT 500GB|
|Date:||Mon, Sep 27, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
CrystalDiskMark is a small HDD benchmark utility for your hard drive that enables you to rapidly measure sequential and random read/write speeds.
Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB:
Segate Momentus 7200.4 500GB:
Segate Momentus XT 500GB:
Benchmark Results: With Crystal Mark v3.0 run with a file size of 100MB we were able to see that when it comes to platter performance all of the top contenders on the market today are fairly close.
100MB Files Test Comparison Chart: The Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB drive performs very well against drives like the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ans the Momentus XT. The WD Scorpio Black 500GB has really good sequential read speeds according to CrystalDiskMark 3.0 as it scored just slightly behind the original VelociRaptor, which was at one time one of the fastest desktop hard drives on the market.
Let's now take a look at something like PCMark Vantage that will show off what makes the hybrid part of the drive special.
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Page 1 - WD Scorpio Black 500GB Laptop HDD
Page 2 - The Test System
Page 3 - HD Tach v188.8.131.52
Page 4 - HD Tune v4.60
Page 5 - HD Tune v4.60 - Random Access
Page 6 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010
Page 7 - CrystalDiskMark v3.0
Page 8 - ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.46
Page 9 - PCMark Vantage
Page 10 - Free Capacity and Final Thoughts