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 2TB Green:
Western Digital 3TB Green:
Benchmark Results: With Crystal Mark v3.0 run with a file size of 100MB we were able to see that both drives had similar sequential read/write speeds, but were slightly different in 512K and 4K file size tests.
100MB Files Test Comparison Chart: The Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB drive performs respectably against some of the big name hard drives and solid-state drives on the market today.
Let’s now take a look at something like PCMark Vantage that will show off what makes the hybrid part of the drive special.