The drives were tested on our storage testbed, which has the following system specifications:
The list of SSDs tested are as follows:
To evaluate the new WD Black 4TB’s performance characteristics, we will be comparing it against the popular 1TB model from the same Caviar Black lineup. Additionally, we have included results from the new and recently tested 1TB VelociRaptor drive and also the older 300GB VelociRaptor drive. And since we’ve shown in the review of the 1TB VelociRaptor that even the latest and fastest mechanical hard disks are no much for even run-of-the-mill SSDs, we will refrain from including results from SSDs in this comparison.
The list of benchmarks used are as follows: