Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green Hard Drive Review

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CrystalDiskMark v3.0

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:

CrystalDiskMark v3.0 Benchmark Results

Western Digital 3TB Green:

CrystalDiskMark v3.0 Benchmark Results

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. 

Crystal Mark Benchmark Results

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.

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