SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. Sandra provides most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software. In order to test the hard drive, SiSoftware Sandra 2010c was used as part of the test suite. The graphical results that Sandra gives you after the test is completed nicely shows how drives perform over time and where on the drive the performance is seen.
READ Performance Testing:
WRITE Performance Testing:
Benchmark Results: The WD VelociRaptor 600GB HDD scored how we think an enthusiast HDD should in Sandra 2010 when it comes to read performance as it flew through the benchmark at 124MB/s on average. The write scores were found to have an average write score of 118MB/s.
Comparison Chart: The WD VelociRaptor 600GB HDD had much better average read and write speeds than the VelociRaptor 300GB model and was able to perform better than a couple of the SSDs in the write speed test!