Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB review

The hard drive to beat SSDs?

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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

Tech Specs

Product TypeHard Drive
Buffer32 MB
Product FamilyVelociRaptor
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Width3.5"
Drive Interface StandardSATA/600
Brand NameWD
Drive TypeInternal
Storage Capacity600 GB
Rotational Speed10000 rpm
Height26.1 mm
Width101.6 mm
Depth127 mm
ManufacturerWestern Digital Corporation
Product ModelWD6000HLHX
Product NameVelociRaptor WD6000HLHX Hard Drive
Product LineVelociRaptor
Manufacturer Part NumberWD6000HLHX
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.wdc.com
Marketing Information

WD VelociRaptor hard drives deliver maximum speed and reliability for performance enthusiast systems, workstations, and low-end servers. With a superbly engineered combination of 10,000 RPM spin speed, SATA 6 Gb/s interface and a 32 MB cache, these drives are truly an evolution in performance.

Weight (Approximate)489.9 g