Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green Hard Drive Review

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The Test System

SATA 6GBps Marvell  91xx SSD  Test System

Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the test system that was used. All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. The Intel Core i7 test system was run in triple-channel memory mode at 1600MHz with 8-8-8-24 memory timings. The ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard was run using all the latest drivers and BIOS 0702. The ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard uses the Intel ICH10R south bridge chipset, which we used to run our ‘boot drive’.  The boot drive used in our test system was an Intel X25-V 40GB model with TRIM enabled. The WD Caviar Green 3TB HDD was tested in a fresh out of the box (FOB) state.

SATA 6GBps Marvell 91xx  1042b Driver

The Marvell 9123 SATA 6G Controller was tested using driver version or 1042b for short.

Intel LGA 1366 Test Platform



Live Pricing


Core i7 920


ASUS P6X58D Premium


6GB Kingston HyperX T1 1600MHz

Video Card

ATI Radeon HD 5670

Hard Drive

Intel X25-V 40GB



Power Supply

CoolerMaster UPC 1100W

Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Detailed Information on the WDC WD30EZRS-11J99B0 3TB HDD:

WD 3TB Info

Let’s take a look at the benchmarks and see what the WD Caviar Green 3TB HDD has to offer!

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