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Old 13-07-2014, 07:54 AM   #53
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I have two systems that could test the WD BlackČ, a laptop and a desktop. Both of which has an i5 processor and a pretty impressive GPU. However, I'll be using only one of these test systems to test the performance of the WD BlackČ. I'll tell you which one I'll be choosing and why later on.

The Two Machines


Specs for the Acer Aspire 4750g:
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
  • Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
  • HDD: 640GB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels


Without side panel

With the side panel

Desktop Setup

Specs for the Desktop:
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 4670 3.40GHz
  • GPU: R9 280x Toxic 3GB/384 bit
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Sniper B5
  • HDD: WD 1 TB Caviar Blue
  • RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 2x4gb ddr3 1600 CL7
  • PSU: Seasonic (M12II) 620watts 80Plus Bronze
  • Chassis: Phantom 530 Black
I'll be choosing only one of these PCs as the performance of the SSD could degrade If I'll be using both of these PCs to test the WD BlackČ. I want to squeeze out the most out of the WD BlackČ, I really want to see the WD BlackČ's best and most optimum performance in the upcoming test review. With that, the best choice would be the desktop as it could reach out the maximum performance the WD BlackČ could give out. I'll also make use of the excellent SSD Tweaker from elpamsoft to disable Windows services such as Superfetch, Hibernation, System Restore and large system cache, in order to minimise their service's impact on drive performance. This is just to show to you guys the maximum benchmarks the WD BlackČ could attain, as I've said before. This dual drive is ideal for laptops with single drive bays.

The WD BlackČ with the Desktop's SSD Mount

WD BlackČ mounted and ready to race

The desktop is also made for the sole purpose of gaming. Can't wait to test the WD BlackČ! Stay tuned!

Hello testers! In order for you to test and experience the performance of the WD Black2 dual drive, you'll need a test system which could be either a desktop PC or a notebook. Show us your test system and explain why do you think your hardware platform is ideal for testing the WD Black2 dual drive.

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