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Thinking of buying a Caviar Black of a Spinpoint F3. Would those be significantly faster than my current drive? Also, one thing that I've noticed is that even though my write speeds are 70mb/s, Whenever I copy files, they are actually around 15-30mb/s. Anyone know why? I would think that they would be at always around 35 due to reading while writing.
    
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I'm afraid you wont see a substantial increase on read performance. Regardless sequential reads are hardly noticeable when using hard drives. The main issue is access times and write times.


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It matters where you copy too also... Is this copying to the same drive? Or a flash drive?

Copy and writing on the same drive obviously slows down...
For example, I copy to a flash drive (16GB OCZ Diesel)through USB 2.0 I get around 25MB/s writes...
Then I hook up another HDD (Seagate 2TB 7200 rpm) through SATA II, I get around 80MB/s
Then to another SSD - (Vertex 2) I copy around 300-350MB/s...

These are copying 5+GB 1080p movies...
Big files like these are more of the sequential reads and writes
OS files are more of the 4K so lots of random files being copied will greatly be effected...
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Thinking of buying a Caviar Black of a Spinpoint F3. Would those be significantly faster than my current drive? Also, one thing that I've noticed is that even though my write speeds are 70mb/s, Whenever I copy files, they are actually around 15-30mb/s. Anyone know why? I would think that they would be at always around 35 due to reading while writing.
FWIW I just ran the CDM benchmark with the same settings as you on one of my black's. I hope it will be of use to you.

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FWIW I just ran the CDM benchmark with the same settings as you on one of my black's. I hope it will be of use to you.

Is that the actual performance or is it because you're running in RAID0?
    
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Is that the actual performance or is it because you're running in RAID0?
Has to be due to raid, my black is no where near that.
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Has to be due to raid, my black is no where near that.
It's not RAID.

Little known fact - due to caching, HDDs actually perform marvellously well when dealing with a single small file.

Both the OP and him ran 100MB tests - the new 1TB Black with its 64MB cache is going to perform really well with that test....
     
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