Western digital caviar black 1tb sata 6gbps

With WD pitching the Caviar Black 1TB as a slightly superior hard disk in terms of performance, it's intriguing to know how it compares, both to an ultra high performance hard disk, that'll be WD's new 600GB VelociRaptor, and one of the latest and greatest solid state drives in the form of Patriot's Inferno 100GB.

For the most part, the Caviar Black is well off the pace. But then it's not only much bigger, it's massively cheaper, too.

Synthetic drive performance


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Burst speed


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Random access times


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File decompression speed

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