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So here is my current setup

Windows 7 OS on Intel X25-M 80GB
500GB Seagate 7200.12 - User Profile Disk
500GB WD Black - Backup + Dropbox
150GB WD Raptor - Games
2x1TB non-raid WD Black - Videos & Video storage

Now.. my old old WD Raptor 30GB died, I sent it to WD and got a WD Raptor 74GB 10k (WD740ADFS)

I'm wondering, would I see a performance boost if I move my User Profile Disk to the Raptor that WD sent me? Or should I add another drive and use the WD Raptor as a scratch disk?
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Most likely, its a "raptor" for a reason.
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Most likely, its a "raptor" for a reason.
Well after googling a bit I was under the impression that the new WD Blacks and the 7200.12 are better now than the 10k raptors, but I wanted to confirm?

My personal thought still is that the 10k raptor is still faster
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As far as the specs go. NO WAY! 10k rmp? How much cache does yours have? Unless its a firmware upgrade that somehow makes it a beast, or a better disk idk how that would work. Still my vote is the Raptor.
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As far as the specs go. NO WAY! 10k rmp? How much cache does yours have? Unless its a firmware upgrade that somehow makes it a beast, or a better disk idk how that would work. Still my vote is the Raptor.
uhh the WD740ADFS is a SATA1 disk I think.. with 16MB Cache

mine was manufactured on the 23rd of Aug 2011
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The only true way to find out is if you install both and benchmark both.
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Well after googling a bit I was under the impression that the new WD Blacks and the 7200.12 are better now than the 10k raptors, but I wanted to confirm?

My personal thought still is that the 10k raptor is still faster
Correct. The new WD Black's are indeed quicker than the (1st gen) Raptors. The new 10K Velociraptors on the other hand are the quickest drives on the market, but with a nice premium to go with it
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