I would like to see the admins of WD put up some real world speed tests of their drives, but until then I am interested in speed test results from the raptor range of drives.
Currently I am using a Patroit Torq X2 as a C: drive, been having issues with SSDs for so long I just want to dump them in the bin, I have been looking at getting a Sata3 Velociraptor but would like to know what speeds people are getting.
I use a tool called hdtune to do read speed and head seek speed tests, so if there is someone with a sata3 model raptor drive that wouldn’t mind doing a speed test and posting the result here. If it’s your C: drive I expect the speed to be marginaly lower as windows will most likely access the drive at the same time of the test, but it’s still going to give a good idea how quick it can be.
If you do want to help, just write down some info, like if it was your C: drive, is it on a sata2 or sata3 or usb3 interface, and if you know the chipset running that sata3 interface, if your using AHCI or IDE mode or Raid as well.
These drive are getting with-in a price range I find acceptable these days and would like to start using them.