WD Scorpio Black 750GB Notebook Hard Drive Review

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HD Tune v4.61

HD Tune Pro 4.61 is an extended version of HD Tune which includes many new features such as write benchmark, secure erasing, AAM setting, folder usage view, disk monitor, command line parameters and file benchmark.

Read Performance Testing

Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Hitachi K5K500 320GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Write Performance Testing

Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Hitachi K5K500 320GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Benchmark Results: The Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB had average read speed was found to be 100.7MB/s with an average write speed of 98.4MB/s with the latest version of HD Tune Pro.  The Hitachi 5K500 320GB drive scored 55.7MB/s in the read test and 55.1MB/s in the write test. The WD Scorpio Black was also the same temperature or cooler, which is a shock as it is a 7200RPM drive with more than twice the capacity!

HD Tune 64MB File Test

Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Hitachi K5K500 320GB:

HD Tune File Benchmark

Benchmark Results: Running the built-in file benchmark test in HD Tune 4.61 shows how the drive performs with various file sizes. This test shows the Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB topping out at nearly 125MB/sec in the read test and 110MB/sec in the write test. The Hitachi drive was under 70MB/sec in the same test.

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