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Western Digital Caviar WD600AB


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Western Digital Caviar WD600AB
  February 26, 2001 Author: Eugene Ra  


WB99/Win2k Low-Level Measurements

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The Caviar WD600AB's access time measures out at 14.9 milliseconds. Subtracting 5.6 milliseconds of rotational latency yields a measured seek time of 9.3 milliseconds... a rare instance where measurements actually beat the specs! Overall, access times on the newest Caviar rival that of IBM's Deskstar 40GV.

Decisive advantages in areal density power the 600AB to the top of the heap when it comes to outer-zone sequential transfer rates. The 600AB's score of 35.1 MB/sec is at least 10% faster than the competition. Inner-track rates of 20.9 MB/sec aren't quite as dominating, but still sufficient to retain top billing.

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