Western digital velociraptor 600gb

Synthetic benchmarks are handy for providing an insight into the outright capability of any given drive, but you also need to know how that translates into real world performance.

As our results show, the huge gap in synthetic performance isn't fully reflected in applications.

That said, the HD Tach random access test does hint at the clear advantage SSDs have when it comes to day-to-day responsiveness.

Synthetic drive performance

Western digital velociraptor 600gb benchmarks

Burst speed

Western digital velociraptor 600gb benchmarks

Random access times

Western digital velociraptor 600gb benchmarks

File decompression speed

Western digital velociraptor 600gb benchmarks

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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.