PCPer File Copy Test
Our custom PCPer-FC test does some fairly simple file creation and copy routines in order to test the storage system for speed. The script creates a set of files of varying sizes, times the creation process, then copies the same files to another partition on the same hard drive and times the copy process as well. There are four file patterns that we used to try and find any strong or weak points in the hardware: 10 files @ 1000 MB each, 100 files @ 100 MB each, 500 files @ 10 MB each and 1000 files at 1 MB each.
In our file creation tests, the WD7500AAKS drive is actually the top performer in all the file combinations except the 1000 files of 1MB where it is just a half second behind. In the file copying test it wins ALL of the sizes and file combinations to outperform even the 150GB Raptor X drive that spins at 10,000 RPM.