WD1002FAEX Performance vs WD7501AALS


#1

So I know these comparisons are not 100% accurate, but I’m still interested on how the older model outperformed the newer model in some tests.

My old 750 gig - WD7501AALS

Transfer Rate

Min - 65

Max - 110

Average - 91.5

Access Time -  11.6

Burst Rate - 146

My New 1TB - WD1002FAEX (this is plugged into the SATA 6 port on the MB)

Transfer Rate

Min - 56.8

Max - 129.2

Average - 100

Access Time -  13.3

Burst Rate - 177

So the 2 #'s im imterested in are the min (min and the burst rate) which both seem to be lowest then the older model.  Is this normal?


#2

SATA6 is not the same on every motherboard (80% of them are poorly implemented like only using 1 PCI-E link for the SATA 6 Raid chip or an AMD native sata 6 ) have you tried it in an Native intel or amd Sata 3 port

What software did you test as bigger drives can show worse performance if you do not limit the test to less then 50%

I would only be interested in the first 40-50% of the disk performance as after that it really does drop off quite fast, why I norm partition the disk 30/70 (short stroking) so OS and programs are forced into the best part of the disk (all programs or games should be installed onto the c: drive, the rest as storage for none active files like video, music so on), that is asumeing your using it as an boot drive how i would do it if i had an HDD as an boot drive (SSD owner)

Sata 6 for HDDs bit of an farse, no way an Currant HDD can do more then 150MB/s never mined 550MB/s that SATA 6 offers, SSD is the only thing Sata 6 is useful for (Ignore Burst speed as that not important at all, unless the HDD has 500mb-1gb of cache on it)