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Recently purchased 2 new Maxtor Atlas 15KII 147GB drives. Got very lucky and purchased 2 of these off ebay in a dutch auction for $150 a peice. Nice considering they retail for $1100 a peice.

Anyway I always had a belief that 2 of these drives could compete with a 4 disk sata array. Ran some benchies on both a single disk and both in raid-0 and I gotta say I will never again touch a Raptor. I hit a impressive 172.6MB/s average read rate. HD-Tune once again is always buggy with SCSI, but it always has reported the correct random access time.

Looking back at previous benchies of my older Atlas 15K1 drives, which can be viewed in the Sandra pic, the single drive performance of the 15KII edition is considerably faster.

Think I should get 2 more of these drives? Think the benchies would be really interesting to see.

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Thats pretty impressive, Id go buy a couple more and you could have a real monster RAID set-up!
    
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Thats pretty impressive, Id go buy a couple more and you could have a real monster RAID set-up!
Thanx, and I am considering it.
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Yelp.

I'll update the official benchies in the next few days

Good scores!
    
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I came on this board today to try and find some info on SCSI vs Raptor. You helped a lot. But I'm still interested if a U320 10k 146GB would out preform a Raptor 150GB.

2 more drives would be sweet.
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It is possible. If you looking for 10K/rpm SCSI drives, I believe the Maxtor Atlas 10K V edition drives will outperform raptors. http://maxtor.com/portal/site/Maxtor...tview=Overview

They have a data rate and seek time that is "close" to the 15kII Atlas drives I benched in the above pic. Hitachi also has 10k and 15k Ultrastar drives (at least I think they call them that) that have 16MB of cache.

I am currently in the process of purchasing 2 more of the 15kII drives to benchmark a 4 disk raid-0 array. I know it should crush Chozarts 4 disk array, but by how much is what I am more interested in .
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They are very fast already
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They are very fast already
Not fast enough

Kingtim, here is a link to a review of Atlas 10k V SCSI drives vs. Raptors:
http://www.storagereview.com/article...8D300L0_1.html
http://storagereview.com/php/benchma...2=267&devCnt=3
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