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Sickening access times on those raptors! Every time I see a new Raptor screenshot their access times are lower. When they came out reviews pegged them at 7-7.2ms... now I see screenshots of ones that are approaching 6ms. redface.gif I have a bit of envy. That would make an awesome games drive.

Hey - try going into HDTune's Options and raising the block size to ~512KB. I'm curious what results you get after doing that. smile.gif
     
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Sickening access times on those raptors! Every time I see a new Raptor screenshot their access times are lower. When they came out reviews pegged them at 7-7.2ms... now I see screenshots of ones that are approaching 6ms. redface.gif I have a bit of envy. That would make an awesome games drive.

Hey - try going into HDTune's Options and raising the block size to ~512KB. I'm curious what results you get after doing that. smile.gif

here you go

post #23 of 27
Hmm... weird - it dropped. I was hoping it'd creep closer to 400MB/sec+ average. Oh well - still a very nice result. thumb.gif
     
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i don't know if this helps, but here is my 3x Vraps in raid 0. i just got the third when it went on sale at fry's. got it for less then $80US after a coupon i had for 10% off.

Funny that you mention that. I just picked up two 600GB raptors from Frys here in Vegas for $89 a piece on Wednesday.
   
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Funny that you mention that. I just picked up two 600GB raptors from Frys here in Vegas for $89 a piece on Wednesday.

yep, thats the same store i got mine. i had a coupon for another 10%. i would have gotten two more, but i thought there has to be a limit to my overkill at some point.
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So trying to run the 250 gb's in raid and it wont let me install on the raid array. Ive tried removing all the drives except the 2 in the raid array, rebuilding it multiple times, and even overriding the boot menu to boot from the raid array instead of the dvd drive for the completing installation part. no matter what i do the install goes correctly until the final reset where it says completeing install then it shows the cannot configure hardware for windows error. The raid is recognized everytime windows just doesnt want to complete the install. Im not sure what to try now...ideas?
     
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post #27 of 27
I have 4 of the HHTZ 500GB VR drives, and I originally had them setup as my server drives. They didn't prove to be any faster than my 2 1TB 3GB/s drives, so now I have replaced my SSD boot drive and my SSD game drive with 2 raptors (the 128GB SSD were quicker, but the storage space was much nicer) and I don't miss the SSD too much. I still have 2 raptor drives waiting for a new build, or as replacements, and I'm happy. My SSD drives went into laptops and greatly improved those, so everything is good. They make good game and boot drives, because of their limited storage- I'll just wait for the 2TB drives to hit my price sweet spot, and I'll rebuild my server with those and get the same performance I got with raptors, while getting the raptor performance and space on my main rig. The old 1TB drives that used to be in my main rig were moved to my backup server, and they work perfectly there. That was the best balance I found for use of my drives. Of course, that will all change once 256GB drives hit the price point around $120.
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