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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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File decompression speed

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Technology and cars. Increasingly the twain shall meet. Which is handy, because Jeremy (Twitter) is addicted to both. Long-time tech journalist, former editor of iCar magazine and incumbent car guru for T3 magazine, Jeremy reckons in-car technology is about to go thermonuclear. No, not exploding cars. That would be silly. And dangerous. But rather an explosive period of unprecedented innovation. Enjoy the ride.