StorageReview heeft de Western Digital Caviar WD450AA hardeschijf gereviewed, een fijn schijfje uitgerust met drie platters van 15GB die met 5400 rondjes per minuut rond zoemen :
The Caviar WD450AA is Western Digital's second-generation post-IBM product. Like the previously reviewed Maxtor DiamondMax 60, the drive stores an amazing 15 gigs of data per platter. Unlike Maxtor, however, WD has capped the flagship Caviar with three rather than four platters, resulting in a maximum capacity of 45 gigs… certainly nothing to sneeze at. As is the case with all of WD's "AA" suffixed products, the WD450AA features a 5400rpm spindle speed. The unit's seek time is rated at 9.5 milliseconds, a bit high in a market where manufacturers are often delving below 9ms. The drive features a two megabyte buffer. A three year warranty protects the drive.
[...] Overall, Western Digital's release of the WD450AA allows it to keep up in terms of performance with the DiamondMax 60. Whether one looks at WinBench 99 or IOMeter, performance differences are about as non-existent as we've ever witnessed between two direct competitors. Maxtor's offering gets the marginal nod, only due to its slightly quieter operation and its availability in a 60 gig version. If one can do with 30 gigs, the Fireball lct10 also deserves a strong look. But if you're looking for quiet, competent 5400rpm drive and WD's 15 GB/platter drives are the only available choice at your preferred retailer, consider yourself fortunate nonetheless.