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Fastest Consumer Disk Based Hard Drive?

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Haven't really looked into what disk based consumer drives are getting the best Read/Write speed and Access times. Are the Samsung Spinpoint's still top dog?
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Raptors
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The Western Digital Raptor WD3000HLFS and the WD6000HLFS (300GB and 600GB variants). They have the lowest access times in any consumer Hard Drive and are very close to having the read and write speed performance crown, too.
    
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Besides the raptors, for 150gb for $110 I'd get a SSD
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Besides the raptors, for 150gb for $110 I'd get a SSD
The 150GB variant is the older, slower version. You can get the newer 300GB version for $100 new. Link
    
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The 150GB variant is the older, slower version. You can get the newer 300GB version for $100 new. Link
Wow thank you for that link. I am in need of a HDD since my few year old 500gb WD Blue seems to be at the end of it's lifetime. The thing ticks very loud and makes some other weird noises. Just listening to the thing it is easy to notice, but it feels sluggish as well. It failed half way during the WD HDD diagnostic test...

100 bucks I am in. I can buy a couple of those puppies for RAID0 and use my 40gb Intel SSD for a cache on my new Z68 motherboard. Sounds like a good setup. THANK YOU!!
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Wow thank you for that link. I am in need of a HDD since my few year old 500gb WD Blue seems to be at the end of it's lifetime. The thing ticks very loud and makes some other weird noises. Just listening to the thing it is easy to notice, but it feels sluggish as well. It failed half way during the WD HDD diagnostic test...

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The 150GB variant is the older, slower version. You can get the newer 300GB version for $100 new. Link
Oh snap. Maybe it's time to get another one for RAID? I wonder what kind of performance gains I'd get.
Any idea if Western Digital's warranty apply to these drives?
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Oh snap. Maybe it's time to get another one for RAID? I wonder what kind of performance gains I'd get.
Any idea if Western Digital's warranty apply to these drives?
You'd be getting some serious performance on RAID 0 with these. Around 180MB/s average sequential reads. Link

Yes, Western Digital's warranty does apply to these. It is serial number based.
    
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The VelociRaptors are excellent drives, I've had two running since 2009. Very quick, I haven't even been tempted by SSDs.
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