Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB WD3000GLFS Review - Evolution
PCPer File Copy Test
Our custom PCPer-FC test does some fairly simple file creation and
copy routines in order to test the storage system for speed. The
script creates a set of files of varying sizes, times the creation
process, then copies the same files to another partition on the same
hard drive and times the copy process as well. There are four file
patterns that we used to try and find any strong or weak points in the
hardware: 10 files @ 1000 MB each, 100 files @ 100 MB each, 500 files @
10 MB each and 1000 files at 1 MB each.
The new WD VelociRaptor wins across the board in our FC test with only the performance of the creation of the 1000 files of 1MB each close at all. The VelociRaptor is 45% faster than the Raptor X in the large file creation and was 37% faster in copying those files. Impressive start!