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So I decided it was time to replace the aging hard drives in my gaming machine, and while I was at it my laptop as well.

My gaming machine once had -

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB (OS/Boot Drive)

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB SATA 3.0Gb/s (Data Drive)

My gaming machine now has -

OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0080 PCI-Express x4 80GB (OS/Boot Drive)

2 Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB SATA 6.0Gb/s in RAID 0 (Data Drive)

My laptop once had -

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s (OS/Boot/Data Drive)

My laptop now has -

Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL40GB-DX 2.5" 40GB SATA II (OS/Boot Drive)

Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s (Data Drive)

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Gaming Machine
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Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB (OS/Boot Drive)



Not a bad little drive when I picked up up 5 or so years ago, but showing its age.

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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB SATA 3.0Gb/s (Data Drive)



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Replaced With
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OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0080 PCI-Express x4 80GB (OS/Boot Drive)



On the RevoDrive, the test has a little difficulty with the beginning of the drive, about the size of the OS installed on it at the time. I did not think much of this, until I ran the test on my new laptop boot drive and got similar results. Also I was expecting a fairly horizontal line, not a pyramid, is that common for these drives?

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2 Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB SATA 6.0Gb/s in RAID 0 (Data Drive)



The performance on these drives really surprise me. I thought I would be around 200 average read, not 232, and the burst is closing in on my RevoDrive!

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Laptop
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Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s (OS/Boot/Data Drive)




I guess the performance was not bad for a 5400rpm drive, but you definite could feel it drag its feet.

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Replaced With
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Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL40GB-DX 2.5" 40GB SATA II (OS/Boot Drive)



The same things happens on this drive as happened on my RevoDrive. HD Tach struggles with where the OS is intalled. Is this common on new SSDs?

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Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BEKT 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s (Data Drive)



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Graphs!
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Overall, this has been a huge drive performance upgrade on both of my systems. Everything feels much more "snappy" now.

I also ordered 2 6850s to replace a aging 260 216. I will be doing some benching on those next.
Edited by Priest - 1/21/11 at 12:11pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I7-4790K Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z97 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 Samsung 4GB 30nm DDR1600 X4 @ 2000 9-10-10-28 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Pro DD-M6 Nickel EK VGA Supreme HF Acetal Win10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2311H 23" IPS Razer Lycosa Corsair TX850W Lian Li PC75 
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Logitech G700s Razer eXactMat Asus Xonar DG 
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