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Western digital black drives come very close to these 10k drives. SSDs are still light years ahead.

Not worth it.

Get a 500gb blue drive. They come close to blacks.
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+1 on storage drives wd blacks.. a raptor is a ripoff right now.. it's like getting an ssd size drive without ssd tech.. near an ssd price (new that is).
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Western digital is my inner fanboy, but both brands are good.

Don't bother with the enterprise.

Get a WD blue or a black, they both perform very well.
i personally only buy WD (and lately sam) never had a drive fail .. once i had a maxtor fail (1 out of ..4? i think) and lot the data.. i was sad that day so only go WD now

anways, so its a blue or black drive it is then so a 500 gb blue is $40 so i think prob going to pick that up.. although a 500gb black is $60 .. GAH @_@
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Maybe my reply is a bit late, but here goes:

IMHO, the raptor at this point is definitely not worth the extra cash that you dump into it. If you buy a comparable WD Black, the newer versions come extremely close to the raptors performance. The only area really that the raptor wins is in random seek times. However, this is only because the spindle speed is faster than a standard 7200rpm drive. All in all, if you factor in the speed you're getting vs the drive capacity as well as price, the WD Black is a far better option.

That being said, unlike the guy above who suggested a blue drive, I would suggest only the black. The blues are slowly being phased out, meaning less and less firmware updates... Which probably doesnt matter. The extra few dollars for the black is well worth the Monet when you compare the speed difference of the black vs blue.

In terms of speed:
Raptor>=Black>Blue

In terms of price:
Raptor>>>Black>Blue

On terms of capacity:
Raptor<<<Black<=Blue

In terms of overall price to performance:
Raptor<<<Blue<=Black
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Comparison of drives 36GB Raptor against newer SATA drives.





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Comparison of drives 36GB Raptor against newer SATA drives.





There you have it - conclusive evidence...
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Ok I have owned Blacks Raptors Vraptors and other drives.I have a pair of rapptors in Raid0 and run great.The Vraptor run great too but not as good.The plain Black run the best when you take into count the extra drive space.Not all Blacks are created Equal.The best performing drives in my opinion are the 640's.I have 1 coming back from rma right now and ready to raid 2 of them.Wish I had 3 or 4 to try out.BTW it needed rma from my newb mistake.Go for the 640 blacks and raid them.She should be quite pleased.Even though it will be more space than she needs but well worth it.

P.S. I got the 74g Raptors for less than $30 shipped from Ebay.Thats the main reason for having the older 10k drives.
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Maybe my reply is a bit late, but here goes:

IMHO, the raptor at this point is definitely not worth the extra cash that you dump into it. If you buy a comparable WD Black, the newer versions come extremely close to the raptors performance. The only area really that the raptor wins is in random seek times. However, this is only because the spindle speed is faster than a standard 7200rpm drive. All in all, if you factor in the speed you're getting vs the drive capacity as well as price, the WD Black is a far better option.

That being said, unlike the guy above who suggested a blue drive, I would suggest only the black. The blues are slowly being phased out, meaning less and less firmware updates... Which probably doesnt matter. The extra few dollars for the black is well worth the Monet when you compare the speed difference of the black vs blue.

In terms of speed:
Raptor>=Black>Blue

In terms of price:
Raptor>>>Black>Blue

On terms of capacity:
Raptor<<<Black<=Blue

In terms of overall price to performance:
Raptor<<<Blue<=Black
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Comparison of drives 36GB Raptor against newer SATA drives.





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Ok I have owned Blacks Raptors Vraptors and other drives.I have a pair of rapptors in Raid0 and run great.The Vraptor run great too but not as good.The plain Black run the best when you take into count the extra drive space.Not all Blacks are created Equal.The best performing drives in my opinion are the 640's.I have 1 coming back from rma right now and ready to raid 2 of them.Wish I had 3 or 4 to try out.BTW it needed rma from my newb mistake.Go for the 640 blacks and raid them.She should be quite pleased.Even though it will be more space than she needs but well worth it.

P.S. I got the 74g Raptors for less than $30 shipped from Ebay.Thats the main reason for having the older 10k drives.
Im a bit exhausted/tired ATM so im just going to write a bulk post that might be hard to read so bare with me. but good stuff good info + reps to all you

so in terms of speed prob black is the best bet then? which models are good to get and i know theres a 64mb cache one (the sata III model where the sata is a gimmic) if i remeber correctly the cache wont make a difference in speed? also whats the best models of blacks available? 640gb? how would that compare to a samsung f3? the 1tb f3 is the same price as a black 640gb.. so would be black be faster?
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post #17 of 22
No, you do not want a VelociRaptor - 150GB or otherwise.

Check out the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, it's by far the best HDD out there and it's cheaper. This bit-tech review sums it up nicely: "There’s only one way to say it – the Samsung Spinpoint F3 is the fastest hard disk drive we’ve ever had the pleasure of testing here at bit-tech, having ripped through our benchmarks like a butchers knife through wet loo roll."
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I too have a Velociraptor question.

I currently have a WD Sata III / 6.0 640 GB 7200RPM HDD.

I'm not looking to RAID, just one drive.

I wanted to upgrade to a Velociraptor 600 GB SATA/600 10000RPM HDD and was wondering if it would improve performance?

I'm not looking for an SSD due to confused on running OS on one while the SATA for storage.
     
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It probably won't increase performance in a way that you will really notice. SSD is the only real performance upgrade you will actually feel when you use the computer....
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It probably won't increase performance in a way that you will really notice. SSD is the only real performance upgrade you will actually feel when you use the computer....
Thanks Majin SSJ Eric. I didn't know if the 7200 RPM over 10000 RPM would be any better. Was told gaming it made a difference.
     
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