Western Digital's new drive improves on its predecessor with a Business Disk WinMark 99 score of 8.6 MB/sec, an ATA
record (and just a hair behind all-time leaders such as the Seagate Cheetah 73LP
and Quantum's Atlas 10k II
). Its High-End Disk WinMark score of 20.5 MB/sec is also respectable, trailing the ATA-leading IBM Deskstar 60GXP
by just 1%.