- 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
- SATA 3.0Gb/s
- Ideal for Servers
- 5 years limited
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Sweet Drives for a Cheap RAID0 09/15/2009
This is an inexpensive drive that performs very well.
That 5 year WD warranty is a nice bonus.
I have 2 of these in a RAID0 that perform very nicely.
A prior reviewer ran HD Tune against a Raptor (I believe a 36Gb) and this WD drive. I was a little delirious (!?) about the posted results until I did my own HD Tune test on a couple of RAID0 setups I have, with the following results:
Raptors 2 X74Gb RAID0
Avg. Transfer Rate: 110 MB/Sec
Access Time: 8.5 ms
Caviar Black 2X500Gb RAID0
Avg. Transfer Rate: 140 MB/Sec
Access Time: 12.5 ms
Burst Rate: 138 MB/Sec
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