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So, which would be faster, as a solo drive and in RAID 0, a 320 GB Seagate Barracuda or a 74 GB Raptor?
    
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the raptor would be faster. The perp drive is close to raptor performance, but the raptor is still faster.
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Would it be fast enough to justify nearly double the price for 1/4 the space?
    
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2 perp's in RAID0=faster, cheaper, more storage than Raptors.

Edit: Ask stevemc for RAID0 benchmarks.....
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post #5 of 18
750GB drive == 150GB Raptor in terms of speed. The 320GB drives are marginally slower.
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I like my RAID0 with the 7200.10s. I am on SATA150 for now (upgrades very soon)

Below are my benchies...

The left one is my single 300GB SATA150 16mb Cache, right one is my 7200.10 RAID0 in SATA150 16mb Cache.

Good performance boost. Great price per gig per performance ratios.

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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Would it be fast enough to justify nearly double the price for 1/4 the space?
Well, let me say this...

I've got 2x 320GB PWT Seagate drives in RAID-0, loading is very fast compared to friends computers but at the same time my friends computers are pretty crappy:

2.4GHz P4, 1GB DDR400, X700PRO.

compared to my

3.0GHz C2D, 2GB DDR2-900, 6800GT.

So the differences are pretty big however I can also tell you that I personally only noticed a small difference from a single drive to RAID-0. However I am using a crappy RAID Controller that's not intel based.
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post #8 of 18
I haven't personally used a WD Raptor drive but I'm suggesting you get double of what it costs for a Raptor and get a value by getting regular 16MB Cache PWT drives.
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post #9 of 18
What is perpendicular storage? Is it unique to Seagate? What models?
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post #10 of 18
Here's a pdf on perpendicular recording from the Seagate site. Link

I believe it is the 7200.9 and 7200.10 models that have this.
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