Yapt v0.3

Yapt v0.3 


Yapt (yet another performance test) is a benchmark recommended by a pair of drive manufacturers and was incredibly difficult to locate as it hasn’t been updated or used in quite some time.  That doesn’t make it irrelevant by any means though, as the benchmark is quite useful.  It creates a test file of about 100 MB in size and runs both random and sequential read and write tests with it while changing the data I/O size in the process.  The results are a good look at overall drive performance.

Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB Review - Can the king return? - Storage  1

SSD’s dominate in random reads, but the VR’s are at the top of the HDD pack.

Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB Review - Can the king return? - Storage  2

The VR 600 ‘s tuning meshes well with the file-type access of Yapt, enabling it to surpass the SSD at sizes >256K.

 

Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB Review - Can the king return? - Storage  3

Sequential reads are great, but easily beaten by Solid State.

Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB Review - Can the king return? - Storage  4

The new VR easily takes the throne in sequential writes.

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