Pros

  • Fast speed

Cons

  • Low capacity

At A Glance

This pricey drive offers raw speed in a RAID configuration, in which performance can jump by up to 33 percent.

Manufacturer’s Description

WD Raptor is a new class of hard drive that matches SCSI reliability and performance while providing simplified connectivity for less cost than Parallel SCSI drives.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.westerndigital.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number WD740GD
Inventory Number 24066
Storage
Drive size 74.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 10000.0 RPM
Included Software
Included Software
  • Data LifeGuard software
  • Data LifeGuard Tools
General
Buffer Size 8.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • SATA interface cable
  • jumpers
  • mounting screws
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-150
Serial ATA SATA-150

Performance

Performance
Windows File Search Test 119.14
Interface Tested Serial ATA-150
Ahead Nero Burning Test 512.0
Large File Test 140.98
Test Version 1.0
ACDSee Test 507
McAfee Virus Scan Test 108.27
WinZip Test 334.0
Windows Files and Folders Test 202.01