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Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA300

  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA300
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By X-bit Labs on 60

Now that weve come to the end of todays test session, we should name the fastest 500GB hard disk drive available today. There are actually two winners: the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 and the Western Digital Caviar Black. The former has somewhat...

By PC Pro on 50

Inconsistent performance and a high price - one to avoid....

By TomsHardware on 60

The WD Caviar Blue is very strong at providing quick access time and high I/O performance, making it a nice application drive. However, its power consumption and efficiency are unbalanced, and the throughput could be faster. If you ask us, it’s time for WD to update the mainstream drive family-renaming the existing drives from “Caviar” to “Caviar Blue” doesn’t help in the long run.

By ExpertReviews on 100

Its performance in our small files tests was respectable and it was quicker at writing small files than the Barracuda. The Caviar is £9 cheaper than Seagate's disk and is a more consistent performer, making it the better buy.